Women's day will help reach goals

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football will celebrate its first Women’s Football Day on Saturday. 

This initiative follows an agreement made at a CONCACAF “Let’s Develop Women’s Football” seminar in Philadelphia last October and will be an annual event. 

It aims to unite all 41 member associations to celebrate women’s football throughout the region. 

Cayman is marking the occasion by holding a women’s football conference at the Harquail Studio Theatre on Thursday and beach soccer on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Public Beach. 

“This day is dedicated to recognizing the passionate, fearless, and devoted members of CONCACAF’s elite women’s teams, and inspire the younger generation to take the game to new heights,” said CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb. 

“As we embrace a new era in women’s football, we aim to further develop the talents of female players in our confederation and will continue to empower the women’s game through initiatives such as this one.” 

Women’s Football Day will have the distinction of being the first time that all of CONCACAF’s members will simultaneously organize a women’s football activity. The activities will be a girls grass-roots festival, three-a-side or five-a-side tournaments and football skills challenge. 

Women’s beach soccer will be played on Saturday. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD