Photo Credit: Solomon Islands Football Federation media

Oceania Football Confederation’s Women’s Football programmes win a gold and silver award at the 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™.

The 2023 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards™ recognise the best organisations that have successfully developed and deployed programmes and a series of initiatives that have achieved measurable results.

This year the awards have honoured the OFC Women in Football Capacity Building in partnership with the Capability Group with the Gold award for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  The OFC Growing Nui Pasifika Leaders Programme (Poetry for Purpose) in partnership with the Capability Group and Vector Limited have won the silver award.

OFC created the Women’s Football Capacity Building Programme to build the foundations of women’s football in the Pacific through working with those who currently are working, or aspiring to work, in women’s football.

The programme was created to enhance the development and sustainability of women’s football, build stronger communities, and enhance the quality of life of girls and women throughout the region.


Photo Credit: Solomon Islands Football Federation media

OFC’s Women’s Development Officer Ashleigh Cox explains the programme grows the capability and capacity of women, which inspires the same growth in others.

“What started as an online programme (due to the pandemic) with a group of incredibly nervous women has now grown into almost every member association delivering confidently across their region and empowering not only themselves but others around them.” Cox said.

At the conclusion of the programme women go onto upskill, support and progress people into key footballing roles within women’s football through the facilitation of their own Capacity Building workshops in their local communities.

“The opportunities this program has provided for many participants have been exciting to witness and a testament to the Women’s Development Officers who have provided this pathway for others to be part of.” Cox added.

The programmes are part of the ALL IN: OFC Women’s Football Strategy 2027 aims to increase the development, growth, sustainability, and professionalisation of the game, leading to greater performances on the world stage.   

The strategy will lay the foundations for achieving OFC’s goal of having two competitive teams at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027.  

For more information on the ALL IN Strategy CLICK HERE