Women's Football News

 
 
Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
FA Board looks at future
 Women's Football News 25 Sep 2008
 
The FA Board today approved three significant initiatives in principle for women's football. 
 
A new FA Women's Super League will launch in 2010 to run during the summer months. The Board also gave the green light to the appointment of a Women's Performance Manager to lead a new Women's Performance Unit. This role will focus on national teams and talent development.
 
National Player central contracts have also been approved These will allow players to dedicate themselves to England training programmes as part of The FA's strategic vision to create winning England teams for the future.
 
FA Chairman Lord Triesman said: "It is very good news that the biggest female participation sport in England will achieve perhaps the biggest boost in its history."
 
The commencement of a new League is subject to the adjustment of current FA regulations, and a sub-committee comprised of four FA Board members will examine in finer details the operational aspects of its first year.
 
Over 1.3 million girls and women now play some form of football, and The FA has 52 licensed FA Centres of Excellence in operation across England, providing weekly quality coaching and a localised fixture programme for talented girls from the age of 8-16.
 
That progress has also been reflected on the international stage. England most recently reached the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup in China last year and this weekend resume their Euro 2009 qualifying campaign, with just two draws away to Czech Republic and Spain being enough to reach next summer's finals in Finland. This Autumn, England's U20 and U17 Women's teams will also compete in their respective age group World Cup Finals, in Chile and New Zealand.
 
England Women's coach Hope Powell said: "This is another massive step forward for women's football and the England teams.
 
"The new Super League will provide a concentrated, high-quality competition, and during the summer months give the game an exposure when there is no other top-flight football being played. I also hope that it will prevent our best players from joining the Women's Professional Soccer organisation in the USA.
 
"I am very confident that the new Performance Unit and central contracts will help us raise the bar further at the elite level and build upon recent successes. Our teams will now arrive at tournaments in early or mid-season, rather than at the end of a long 9-10 months, as was the case at Euro 2005 and in last September's FIFA World Cup in China. These are very exciting times for everyone involved in the women's game."

 
 back to TOP
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)