About us CAFE team Ambassadors Omar Mascarell, Elche CFFebruary 2021 Born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on the Canary Islands of Spain, Mascarell played for local side CD Laguna de Tenerife until the age of 17. He joined Real Madrid’s youth system in 2010, making his senior debut in 2013. In 2018, Mascarell signed for Schalke 04 in a deal reported to be worth around €10 million. He quickly became a key player for Schalke, and captained the side in 2020. Played predominantly as a defensive midfielder, he has amassed over 50 Bundesliga appearances for Schalke. In August 2021, Mascarell returned to Spain joining La Liga side Elche CF. Passionate about inclusion in football, Mascarell shares CAFE’s vision of a game that is accessible for all and was delighted to become a CAFE Ambassador. Bobby Allain, SK OrebroJune 2021 Bobby Allain became CAFE's second Ambassador in June 2021 and shares in our passion for equal access and the inclusion of disabled fans across football, empowering them to take their place at the heart of live sport. Born in France to a French father and a Scottish mother who were both born deaf, Allain is fluent in sign language and is involved with the French National Deaf Team as a coach. Allain’s playing career has already seen him travel across Europe, turning out for Dijon FC in the French Ligue 1 and Olympiacos in Greece where he won the Super League and national cup in the 2019/20 season. It was also during his time with Olympiacos that Allain played in the UEFA Europa League, reaching the Round of 16 knockout phase. The 29-year-old joined Orebro SK in December 2020 who play in Sweden’s top division, Allsvenskan. Speaking about joining CAFE, Allain said: “I am delighted to become CAFE’s new Ambassador. Their work is crucial in ensuring that disabled people can enjoy live sport alongside their fellow fans, and I hope to be able to support them in our shared goal of total access”. “Equal treatment and access to football is something I feel very strongly about. Having been involved with the French Deaf National Team in the past, I was excited to be able to help CAFE raise awareness across Europe.” Laura Gutierrez, UD Levante FundacionSeptember 2021 After retiring from professional football in 2020, Gutierrez began work with the Levante UD community foundation and currently leads on the social enterprise’s inclusion projects for disabled participants. Passionate about access and inclusion in football, Gutierrez believes in CAFE’s mission of improving accessible facilities and services for disabled fans, and their ultimate goal of #TotalAccess. As a CAFE Ambassador she hopes to raise awareness and empower disabled fans of both men and women’s football across Europe. Born in 1994, Gutierrez began her football career with FC Barcelona’s first team at the age of 15 and went on to win two league titles and two Copas de la Reina with the Catalan team she grew up supporting. At 19 Gutierrez signed for Levante where she played for seven seasons, making 178 first team appearances and scoring seven goals. The midfielder also represented Spain at international level.