CIFA kicks off CONCACAF Women’s Day

| 21/05/2015
Cayman News Service

More than 100 young football players and coaches participated in the recent Girls Grassroots Festival

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) is commemorating the first CONCACAF Women’s Day on 23 May. The initiative was created by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football to provide an opportunity for member associations to convey the importance of developing women’s football.

Following on from the successful Girls Grassroots Festival earlier this month, the celebration will continue with football at Public Beach on Saturday, from 10am-11am. Players will take part in drills and games aimed at building participation in the beach version of the sport.

“The Cayman Islands Football Association is excited to provide another opportunity to raise awareness to women’s football,” said CIFA First Vice President Bruce Blake. “We encourage girls and ladies to come out and participate in or watch the events and be part of the CONCACAF experience.”

The activities began with a Women’s Football Conference on 21 May. Hosted by American journalist Ann Schatz, the forum focused on the development of local women’s leagues, highlighting some of the game’s best players.

“CIFA looks forward to the continued support of players, parents and all stakeholders for these events,” said Chairwoman of the CIFA Women’s Committee Martha Godet. “This will be an unforgettable experience.”

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