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“CIFA reps attend 5th FIFA Women’s Football Symposium”

The three-day event will be attended by Cook Islands Football national women’s coach, Jimmy Katoa and CIFA’s general secretary Mii Piri in Frankfurt, Germany. The symposium will take place from the 15th – 17th July, on the eve of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany final.
Katoa and Piri will be departing for Germany this afternoon and both are looking forward to the three day event.
As the national coach for the women’s side, Katoa will be looking to exchange ideas with other coaches with the development and promotion of women’s football.
“It will be a full on three day program covering areas of the game especially to increase the participation of women and girls in football. It is my hope that what I gain from this symposium will help to structure and promote our program here in the Cook Islands.”
FIFA’s 208 member associations will take part in the event, and of these most countries chose to send their national women’s coach and general secretary. All told, almost 500 delegates will participate in the symposium.
Women’s football has become a worldwide sporting phenomenon and a key driver of growth for the sport of football all around the world.
Today, some 26 million women and girls play football and one in every ten football players on the planet is female. Women’s football is growing not only in absolute terms each year, but also in parts of the world where it has perhaps not been traditionally strong.
FIFA has been supporting the development and growth of women’s football since the late 1980s, and has designed clear policies for its promotion.
While in Germany, Katoa and Piri will have the opportunity to attend the 6th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals in Frankfurt.

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