Following on from the Solomon Islands’ inaugural women’s football capacity building workshop last September, the Western Football Association (WFA) hosted their very own event in Gizo between February 21-23.

The workshop was part of the OFC Women’s Football Capacity Building Programme. It aimed to build the foundations for women working in or aspiring to work in women’s football, contributing to the pillars of the ALL IN: OFC Women’s Football Strategy 2027.

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Women’s Development Officers Antoinette Miniti and Maria Rarawa flew to Gizo to facilitate the event, to a total of 12 participants who underwent theoretical and practical lessons.

With WFA having launched the first and only Regional Centre for girls and women’s football back in 2020, Miniti said it was only fitting to travel to the Western Province for delivery.

“The aim of the workshop was to establish and forge good relationships and networks with other women, while strengthening the support in development for women’s football,” Miniti said.

“It was a fulfilling three days in Gizo, we got to share knowledge with each other which ended up becoming learning opportunities for us all.

“I would like to thank OFC Women’s Football for the programme which helps us reach other provinces and provide the support that our girls and women can access.”