Female coaches and participants benefit from the online workshops of MAs
Kuala Lumpur: The Japan Football Association (JFA) and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) underlined their commitment to women’s football development in their respective intensive online workshops held on Monday.
With the aim of strengthening the popularity of women’s football in Japan and developing female coaches for the newly established women’s league - Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League (WE League), JFA initiated the Associate-Pro (A-Pro) License Coaching Course for female coaches to enhance their capabilities.
Progress of Asian Women's Football comes under the spotlight in virtual workshop
Singapore: Women’s football professionals from leading international federations and top leagues shared their insights on how women’s football in Asia continues to develop despite the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the webinar titled “Changing the game: Growing Women’s Football in Asia in the lead up to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup” on Thursday.
Designed and dedicated to promote the women’s game and to facilitate knowledge exchange, the webinar, which was organised by the Portas Asia Consulting (Portas), was divided into two sections – the Growth of Women’s Football: The European Story as well as the Panel discussion: Growing the game within Asia-Pacific federations.
GameChangers: Sophie Perry’s sea change, from Brighton to Bangkok
Chonburi: In early 2019 Sophie Perry played her final matches in English football. Luckily, she never retired.
In this week’s edition of our in-depth women’s football series, GameChangers, we meet the Women’s Super League veteran and Irish international, who sought to encourage a love of football in her students in Thailand and, in the process, rediscovered her own.
In more ways than one, it was a whole new ball game.
Brave Cui’s passion for refereeing undiminished by serious health scare
Beijing: Cui Yongmei has proved there is nothing in this world which can deprive her of the love for refereeing. Not even a life-threatening event.
One of the best regarded female referees China PR has ever seen, Cui was announced to join the match officials’ team for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France. Just as she was working against the clock to prepare herself for her second women's football extravaganza - she worked as an assistant referee at Canada 2015 – Cui was urgently taken to hospital at the start of last year after an unexpected heart attack.
It’s My Game: Maha Janoud - Nothing is impossible in football
Kuala Lumpur: In the latest Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) ‘It’s My Game’ feature, Maha Janoud, the Head of Women’s Football in Oman Football Association (OFA), shares her inspiring rise in the sport from an amateur footballer to becoming the first woman to coach a men’s football team in West Asia.
Maha, who is also the AFC Women’s Football Committee member, started her football career in the Physical Education Institute in Syria, where like many young girls, faced several obstacles in society.
Zgharta: A global pandemic and a national tragedy have marred what should have been her breakout year, but overcoming obstacles is nothing new for Lili Iskandar
In this edition of the AFC’s GameChangers series, the face of a talented new generation of Lebanese women discusses the long road from Zgharta to international football, dreams of European stardom and persisting, no matter what.
Chitral: Some footballers have the ability to change the course of a match. Karishma Ali wants to change lives.
In the latest edition of the AFC’s GameChangers series – which tells inspiring stories from women’s football in Asia – we meet the 23-year-old whose passion has taken her from northern Pakistan to Paris and Milan; and for whom the game provides a window to so much more.