Rafael Nadal’s Mother and Wife Recieve Prestigious Award for Their Valuable Contributions

Published 10/27/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
ROME, ITALY – MAY 18: Xisca Perello, girlfriend of Rafael Nadal, mother Ana Maria Parera and father Sebastian Nadal watch on after Rafael Nadal of Spain lost to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the final during day eight of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia tennis 2014 on May 18, 2014 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


For the first time, the ‘sport’ newspaper and the ‘woman‘ magazine have collaborated for the ‘Women in sport‘ award. Prensa Iberica is the publisher of both projects. Among several winners, Rafael Nadal’s wife, Maria Francisca Perello, and his mother, Ana Maria Parera, were also awarded for their valuable contribution to the Rafael Nadal Foundation.

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The foundation has been supporting young people impacted by the pandemic. Laureus Sport along with the Rafael Nadal Foundation launched this project in 2020 to help the youth during the challenging times of COVID-19.

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Rafael Nadal’s mother and wife received awards

The first edition of ‘Women is sport’ was conducted in Barcelona, Spain. Prensa Iberica, a Spanish media firm that publishes the Woman magazine and the weekly newspaper, ‘Sport,’ among many other local publications, hosted the event.

Among the awardees, Rafael Nadal’s wife, as well as his mother, also received this remarkable award for their constructive work at the Rafael Nadal Foundation.

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 11: Rafael Nadal of Spain greeting his father Sebastian Nadal while his sister Maria Isabel Nadal, his wife Xisca Perello, his mother Ana Maria Parera, his agent Carlos Costa look on after winning the Men’s Final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on day 15 of the 2020 French Open on Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros stadium on October 11, 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

The main aim of presenting the awards was to recognize women who were involved in assisting the unprivileged people in their challenging times.

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Rafael Nadal Foundation’s work during COVID-19

In 2020, the Rafa Nadal Foundation celebrated 10 years of utilizing sport to help underprivileged youngsters in Spain and India. The Foundation and Laureus Sport for Good collaborated at the start of 2021. The main objective was to organize new ways of helping the people impacted by the global pandemic.

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 1: Rafael Nadal (ESP) speaks with press on Media Day ahead of the 2021 Citi Open at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on August 1, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mike Lawrence/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The Foundation organized events for young people and their families in June after the lockdown restrictions were lifted. It also provided physiological assistance centered on embracing the new reality and how to confront changes.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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