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November 20, 2019

CONIFA is launching its women’s football strategy – and we need our member FAs to get involved!

This year has been pivotal for women’s football – and CONIFA is striving to capitalise on this momentum in a way that not only leads and develops the game in an ethical and responsible way, but also continues and elevates the messages of solidarity and unity that typify the women’s game.

This strategy prioritises good governance, strengthening the capacity of girls and women’s football development across all CONIFA members, creating access and opportunities for women to compete with professionalism and respect, and help create support for all members through networks and platforms of solidarity across the globe.

With this in mind, CONIFA is inviting all FAs to join our development team in developing the women’s game across CONIFA together!

CONIFA will be hosting a women’s football meeting at the AGM in January 2020, to share with everyone our long-term plan and work together towards achieving our goals. We want to meet our members, find where you are at and tailor our development initiatives around your unique needs and challenges.

In preparation for the AGM and to ensure our development strategy aligns with our members’ unique challenges and needs, we want to meet our members and understand where you are at and what you need help with.

We are inviting all members to join the conversation in the following ways:

1/ Submit a video introducing your team: we want to hear from you about your federation, women’s team, stories, unique challenges, goals, and biggest areas of need for support in developing your women’s football goals

2/ Join us on a member’s call: we want to connect and hear about your goals in 2020 and how we can support you moving forward.

– Save the dates: Wednesday and Thursday 4-5 December and 11-12 December 2019
– Doodle poll:
 https://doodle.com/poll/dxctvsith7nzmzr9 – pick your best day and time to connect with us.

3/ Join us at the AGM: please send a member of your FA who will engage with the women’s development side and meet us in person to share your story, development goals, and women’s football ideas – what do you want to see from CONIFA?

4/ Make us a video and send it in:

  • Please submit: by 6th December to womensfootball@conifa.org
  • Please include:
    • Who you are and what makes your federation unique
    • Women’s football status, challenges, support needs and goals for next two years
    • Your women’s unique stories
  • Please create:
    • Videos can be made with your mobile phones
    • Videos should be no longer than 10 minutes long

Please note – we will use these video submissions to work on partnerships and sponsors for women’s development, so please share your story for the world to hear!

Goal: the purpose of this development opportunity is to assist members with building a foundation for growth in order to sustain development programs and future participation in competitive events.

Contact: if you have any questions at all, please reach out to the CONIFA Development Team at: womensfootball@CONIFA.org We look forward to hearing from you!

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By Robin Toal

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