Oceania Football Confederation seeks to build the Foundations of women’s football in the Pacific by building the capacity of those working, or aspiring to work, in women’s football, in order 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.
The Women’s Football Capacity Building Programme meets a number of OFC’s key objectives, as articulated in the 2019-2026 OFC Strategic Plan, where capacity building is a key priority across all areas of the game, especially for women’s football.
The implementation of this project, which seeks to build the capacity of those working in women’s football through formal, non-formal and informal workshops, will assist each Member Association with the development and appointment of a key person dedicated to women’s football, who can implement, oversee and manage girls and women’s football programmes in their MA.
The Women’s Football Capacity Building Programme will allow the OFC Women’s Football Development Officer to upskill, support and progress people into key footballing roles within women’s football. The successful implementation of this project will directly influence OFC’s 11 MAs, and the Women’s Football Development Officers they employ, by increasing the level of support, training and development they receive.
Both FIFA and OFC recognise the importance of utilising football as a tool to empower women, not only in football but also as individuals in their own communities. Through this funding OFC aim to provide women with a safe space to learn, develop, and perform in order to fulfill their potential and change the game for girls and women in Oceania.