CIFA HOSTS REGIONAL WOMEN’S MEETING
The Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA) hosts the first FIFA Women’s Football Seminar this week for the 12 Oceania associations affiliated with the Oceania Football Confederation.
The seminar runs from 19 – 21 September and participants who are actively involved in the development of women’s football in the region have been invited.
Fiji, Samoa, American Samoa, New Zealand, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Australia and Papua New Guinea will be represented.
The objective of the seminar is to assist the development of women’s football in each member association by establishing an efficient and effective organisational structure to meet the need within the country, in turn defining the process of establishing the development plan.
Participants will be sharing ideas, best practices currently utilised and identified in the framework of the assessment missions of the plan.
It is hoped that such a course will help participants build a network of personnel through which common problems and solutions may be shared among the member countries with the assistance of FIFA, OFC and other partners.
The seminar hopes to identify and propose to FIFA and OFC key areas of future support in women’s development activities.
It is also hoped to propose an overall long term development plan for OFC including a strategic plan with consideration of each member country and generic issues that limit or spur progress and development in the region.