Women footballer in the Philippines is a step closer to its own league.


In a letter dated May 11th 2012, FIFA expressed its support for the Philippine Football Federation’s plan to establish a women’s league in the country.

The international football body pledged to provide help the PFF in the initial phase of setting up the league, which includes the development of a national championship plan and the set up of a league structure through one of FIFA’s Women’s Football Consultants.

FIFA also asked the PFF to provide additional information to be able to avail of equipment and financial support, stressing that the league “should be a yearly/on-going initiative and not a one-off event.”

The development came as welcome news for proponents of women’s football in the country.

“Another  impossibility made possible,” wrote Ernie Nierras, coach of the Philippine national women’s football team, the Malditas, on his Twitter account.

Belay Fernando, a defender for the Malditas, wrote an essay last January arguing for the establishment of women’s football league in the Philippines.

“I say it’s our turn to get out there on the pitch. And it’s our turn to inspire the little girls watching on the sidelines into getting into the sport we’ve loved for a long time now. Women’s football surely is a different pace from the men’s, but is the same game full of passion and heart. A game that we can now say will truly capture the hearts of all Filipinos,” she wrote.

Source: interaksyon.com
Photo: Belay Fernando

Thank you to:  LeslieAML

  1. Ken Suzuki 8 years ago

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