The Football Association of Wales has launched its Strategy for Women’s Football at the Cardiff City Stadium this evening.
The new strategy was launched on an historic day for women’s football and it was welcomed by Sport Wales’ new Chief Executive, Sarah Powell.
“The Football Association of Wales and the Welsh Football Trust have carried out some excellent work over the last five or six years and I welcome this Strategy. The important thing now, is to deliver on this new strategy and put it into action.”
The Strategy was launched before Wales played its first ever match at the Cardiff City Stadium in the World Cup Qualifier against Belarus.
Wales International Gwennan Harries, who missed the match through injury said, “It’s a fantastic experience for the team to play at this stadium and shows the progress of the women’s game.”
Charlotte Carpenter, a female referee from Aberdare was also on the panel at the launch and she added; “There is now a clear pathway for female referees to achieve International status. Previously this was through the men’s game, but now through the Women’s Welsh Premier League, female referees have realistic ambitions to become FIFA referees.”
Cardiff City FC were the Welsh Premier Womens League Champions last season and their manager Mike Hayward was also on the panel and added; “The League has already got stronger and there are players in our side that are in the Wales team. This achievement and the professionalism that the FAW requires rubs off on all of the other members of our squad and they have goals to aim for.”
Representatives from all facets of the women’s game were in attendance at the launch, which was also attended by the FAW President Trefor Lloyd Hughes, the FAW Chief Executive Jonathan Ford and the Welsh Football Trust Chief Executive Neil Ward.
Womens Soccer United would like to wish the Football Association of Wales great success in their 10 year vision to bring Women’s Football in Wales forward and to reach new Heights from grassroots right through to the National Team, Good Luck
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