IFAF nations from around the world have been celebrating International Women’s Day; celebrating and promoting the invaluable contribution made to sport and setting the agenda for future opportunities.
In Australia, Gridiron Australia and the national press have been celebrating the growth and development of the domestic game whilst also paying tribute to those who have represented the Green and Gold on the international stage. An inspirational video featuring the words of legendary coach Jen Welter, the Australia Head Coach at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship and the first female to coach in the NFL, has gone viral on social media.
In Great Britain, there will be an all-female officiating crew deployed for the first time. The crew will officiate in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS play-offs – Europe’s largest student football championship.
In Cameroon, the successful Camer Football Women event has taken place, celebrating those who promote women in sport both in Cameroon and globally.
In Malaysia, the federation have been using social media to promote the success of their women’s teams whilst in Northern Europe the Nordic Girl’s Camp, comprised of players and coaches from across the continent has again shown what talent and appetite there is in and for the game.
IFAF President Richard MacLean commended all those who had taken part in promoting International Women’s Day. ‘Today is a day when we can celebrate achievement and landmarks in our sport across the world. Today is also a day for reflection, where we consider how we can ensure more people can benefit from and contribute to the game of football, be it on the field or in the boardroom.’
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