• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

The Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire Foundation in conjunction with ValueJet Airline will hold the 2023 Edition of the SheFootball Conference on Friday & Saturday the 6th and 7th of January 2023 at the Lagos State Sports Writers Association Of Nigeria (SWAN), Hall, Surulere, Lagos.

The SheFootball Initiative is aimed at harnessing the power of women in Football and also using various means to highlight the positive social impacts the game of Football has on Women and girls across Nigeria, Africa, and the World.

As part of activities for the 2023 Edition, a day Football Competition, called ‘ The SheFootball Cup’ will be played at the Legacy Football Pitch, Surulere and will feature Eight (8), namely, DreamStar Ladies, Royaltoms Queens, Phoenix Queens, Lakeside Queens, Ijamido Queens, English Queens, Future Stars Queens, Nakamura Queens.

The theme for this year’s edition is ‘Women’s Football Development Beyond Limits’ and is expected to be graced by top Women Personalities, who have shown great value and quality in the development of sports in the country and beyond.

Notable amongst them are Ms. Christina Oshodi, who is a UEFA Coach Educator in the United Kingdom, Dr. Abiola Akiyode, UNILAG & Executive Director (Women Advocate Research And Documentation Center) WARDC, Mrs. Ezinne Ezeani, Director SheCan Nigeria and many others.

The goal of the year’s SheConference is to increase the awareness of opportunities available to Women In Sports and also develop new strategies or revise and improve on existing strategies in a tailored-made approach to help develop Women’s Football In Nigeria and Africa as a whole.

Speaking ahead of the 6th Edition of the SheConference, Convener and Former Super Falcons Player Ayisat Yusuf-Aromire reiterated that the main motive behind the Conference is to engage Women Football Likeminds in providing pathways in the development of the round leather game in the Country.

Ayisat, who recently became the first woman to win the FIFPro Merit Award is positive that the game will keep improving with programmes like the SheConference.

“The priority for anyone involved in Women’s Football should be development. This is an opportune time to be part of women’s football, through the SheFootballConference.

“There is still much work to be done so that the potential of the women’s game can be integrated and maximized.

“Perhaps, that’s one of the reasons behind the SheFootballConference, which has been on for the past five years.

“We will continue our mission of providing opportunities and positive experiences for women who aspire to progress in Sports, through the SheFootballConference.

As we bring the importance of Women Football Development into sharper focus on the 6th and 7th of January 2023 in Lagos, we appreciate ValueJet Airline for their massive support, FareNetwork, Monaliku, C13, Enescott and FIFPro.

The 2023 Edition of the SheFootball Conference will hold on Friday & Saturday, 6th and 7th Of January 2023 at the Lagos SWAN Hall, Surulere, Lagos.

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