FIFA’s Women’s Football Division welcomed experts from all corners of the globe to Dubai for a workshop dedicated to the development of women’s football. The COVID-19 pandemic made it largely impossible for FIFA’s experts to meet in person, yet the use of virtual meeting platforms allowed the Women’s Development Programme to continue to reach all corners of the globe. The workshop in Dubai marked the first in-person meeting for the cohort of experts who spent their time analysing existing development initiatives from the past 18 months and strategizing how to further develop women’s football in the future.
“There are currently 25 experts working across 84 member associations on over 200 different programmes” explained Arijana Demirovic, FIFA’s Head of Women’s Football Development. “It was crucial for us to come together and discuss the work that’s been done already, as well as look to the future. The workshop allowed us to discuss how we are going to approach new programmes, especially now that the COVID-19 situation is changing, enabling our experts and instructors to travel and to be on the ground with our member associations as much as possible. The goal is to empower our member associations to continue to accelerate the growth of women’s football globally.” The FIFA’s Women’s Football Development experts were also joined by staff from FIFA’s Regional Office based in Dubai, as well as representatives from the UAE, including Football Association General Secretary Mohammed Al Dhaheri and Women’s National Team Coach Houriya Altaheri, who led discussions about women’s football in the region.
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Esta historia fue publicada originalmente el 17 de mayo de 2022 0:31 pm.