CONCACAF women’s day paves way for a big 2018 of competition

November 13 – CONCACAF, the confederation for North, Central America and the Caribbean, will hold its third annual Women’s Football Day on Saturday, November 18.

The event is for the region’s 41 national associations only and will focus on how they can create more opportunity for girls and women to play the game.
“The women’s game is in such a climate that it is critical that the world and regional governing bodies create ready opportunities for the younger generation of females to play the game,” said CONCACAF and FIFA Council member, Sonia Bien-Aime. “Encouraging free play at the earliest opportunity with young females, will cast a welcome net over these eager players who will not only learn to love the game, but will be the ones to grow football from the early stages to the highest level of competition.”

The Miami event will kick off the preparations for the 2018 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship, which was first played in 2016. Each Member Association has been encouraged to host an activity aimed at training its U-15 team.

2018 is a busy year for women’s football in the region with the Women’s Under-20 and Under-17 Championships, and the CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which acts as the qualifier for CONCACAF teams to the World Cup.

Victor Montagliani, “Our aim is at consolidating a solid platform for the sustainable growth of women’s football within CONCACAF. The third annual edition of the CONCACAF Women’s Football Day will be focused on providing further access for younger generations to play the game.”

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