New Zealand organises national women’s football development conference13 July 2017

NewZealandFootballishostinga NationalWomen’sFootballDevelopmentConference toequipitsadministratorstogrowanddevelopfootballaroundthecountry.

The two-day conference held on 12 and 13 July in Auckland will further the governing body’s strategic priorities of promoting the game and of developing club-based football coordinators.

“We want to ensure that our leaders within the female game are up to date with the latest best-practice and wish to contribute to their professional development in the football world,” said Holly Nixon, the New Zealand Football Women’s Development Manager.

“We aim to grow our network of female football champions and the conference is an opportunity to equip them with the tools to grow and develop female football in their club.”

The conference which will have 30 attendees in will cover a range of themes, such as how to establish a girls and women’s football plan, development of female referee and coaches, insights into junior football, club and community development.

It will also look into a player-centred approach; give an insight into female player welfare and injury prevention and look at how technology is changing the game.

Since the introduction of the award-winning Whole of Football Plan in 2011, New Zealand Football has established the country’s leading community sport system and is achieving incredible results.

For the first time in 2016, the governing body achieved more than 150,000 registered players.

Nixon said it is important to continue supporting that growth. The end goal is to combine all of the tools to help key people within the football community and help them develop and grow girls and women’s football within their clubs.

“It will be an action packed two days with a variety of speakers, workshops and opportunities to network,” she said. “We know that we have experienced significant growth in women’s football since the Whole of Football Plan and this conference is all about giving our female footballing champions the tools they need to keep growing the game here in New Zealand.”

From NZ Football