Building blocks for the future with Sardinia

The CONIFA Europe President, Alberto Rischio, spent two days in Sardinia with the FA recently, making new friends and cementing old relationships… In early April, CONIFA’s Europe President, Alberto Rischio, and two members of the Europe committee – Federico Borello, European Media Manager and Hiratch Yagan, European Tournament Manager – spent two successful days in…

“We need to ensure we are reaching out and engaging more women”: CONIFA puts focus on gender equality

Image credit: Khalida Popal During its 2019 Annual General Meeting in Krakow, CONIFA announced a new gender equality policy, or “Commitment to Gender Equality” as it is officially called. The policy, which can also be found here, reads: “As an organisation, CONIFA is committed to the principles of gender equality. As such, CONIFA will adhere…

Making connections in Western Sahara

Between 26th February and 28th February 2019, René Jacobi, CONIFA’s Tournament Director, travelled to Algeria to visit camps there housing thousands of Western Sahara refugees. CONIFA members, the Western Sahara FA is looking to improve its set up and ensure those living in refugee camps can play a decent standard of football, something that can…

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Kelly Lindsey Q&A: Part 3

“Let’s do great things together!” This is the final part of our Q&A session with CONIFA’s brand-new Director of Women’s Football, Kelly Lindsey. Here we have a look at the role Kelly is taking on at CONIFA and what her goals for women’s football are… READ PART ONE HEREREAD PART TWO HERE by Cassie Whittell…

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Kelly Lindsey Q&A: Part 2

“We became a group of women with a purpose, a vision, a mission” Welcome to the second of three parts in our Q&A series with CONIFA’s brand-new Director of Women’s Football, Kelly Lindsey. Here, Kelly tells us how she ended up with the Afghanistan women’s national team – and what her biggest challenges have been…

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Kelly Lindsey Q&A: Part 1

“I believe in building champion cultures and developing people to achieve more than they ever believed was possible” Welcome to a very special three-part Q&A session with CONIFA’s newly appointed Director of Women’s Football, Kelly Lindsey. In the first part of our interview with her, Kelly talks to us about her heroes both on and…

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Kelly Lindsey Appointed as CONIFA’s First Ever Director of Women’s Football

The former USA international takes up her role with immediate effect CONIFA is delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly Lindsey, former USA international footballer, to the role of Director of Women’s Football. Kelly is tasked with developing women’s football across CONIFA’s membership, as well as looking to set up an inaugural Women’s World Football…

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The Road to Artsakh 2019

  Now the draw’s been made for the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019, it’s time to look ahead to what promises to be another sumptuous festival of CONIFA football! The CONIFA family gathered in Krakow for its AGM in January 2019, with the CONIFA Sportsbet.io European Football Cup 2019 draw taking centre stage on…

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Principal Sponsor for the CONIFA European Football Cup 2019 Announced

CONIFA is delighted to announce that Sportsbet.io has become the principal sponsor of the CONIFA European Football Cup 2019. This is the first time that sportsbook Sportsbet.io has moved into tournament sponsorship. Taking place in Stepanakert, Artsakh, in June 2019, Sportsbet.io will work closely with CONIFA teams, volunteers and organisers to develop the tournament, featuring…

CONIFA AGM 2019

CONIFA AGM 2019: News

The sixth Annual General Meeting of CONIFA took place today (Saturday 26th January 2019) in Krakow, Poland. Attended by CONIFA football association members from around the globe, the meeting voted on measures ranging from new gender equality and code of conduct regulations, to the ratification of the first honorary members of CONIFA. The honorary members…

Expulsion of Ellan Vannin (Manx International Football Alliance) lifted at CONIFA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA) on Saturday voted to revoke the provisional expulsion of the Manx International Football Alliance / Ellan Vannin (MIFA). The CONIFA Executive Committee voted on 6 June 2018 to provisionally expel MIFA following their unilateral departure from the 2018 Paddy Power World Football Cup.…

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Sponsorship/Marketing Director required

CONIFA Asia is seeking a Sponsorship/Marketing Director for an immediate start The Sponsorship/Marketing Director will be in charge of developing the financial growth of CONIFA Asia, working alongside the CONIFA Asia team. The role will involve seeking sponsorships for the committee itself, but also discovering potential hosts to work upfront on making an Asia Football…