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Women in Football: Leadership Programme launched

In order to encourage more women to take up leadership positions within football around the country, the Football Association of Ireland have launched the Women in Football: Leadership Programme.

Set up in partnership with FIFA & UEFA, the Programme aims to provide female administrators with the tools, techniques and skills necessary for them to undertake senior positions efficiently and with greater confidence, within Clubs, Leagues, Regional and National Committee level. 

The Programme – which comes as part of the FAI’s Governance Review Recommendations – aims to attract women currently involved in football administration with at least one year experience in football.

Run over a nine-month period, the Programme will bring participants together for three face-to-face seminars – the first of which will take place on the weekend of November 30th, 2019.

FAI Head of Women’s Football Sue Ronan said: “Female participation in football is rapidly growing the world over, with more women now involved in the game at all levels. In Ireland, we have seen a huge growth in participation numbers as a direct result of our grassroots programmes and also from the #20×20 campaign. 

“We have also further educated female coaches through a UEFA B Licence Course which was specifically aimed at women – a second such course will begin in the coming months.“Having female football administrators is just as important, with research showing that gender balance at committee level has huge benefits to every organisation. With that in mind I’m delighted we can assist our administrators through this Women in Football: Leadership Programme, which is designed to give them the tools necessary to progress up the administration ladder.”

The Programme will cover various topics, such as Managing Self / Others, Managing Change, Decision Making, Influencing, Conflict, Communication. There will be special guest speakers, webinars, and detailed workshops.

If interested in applying for the Programme, simply click here

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, October 23rd. For further information, contact women@fai.ie 
SUE RONAN: FAI Head of Women’s Football

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