The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has sent a three-member delegation to attend the second edition of the FIFA Women’s Football Convention, which commenced today, 18 August, in Sydney, Australia. The two-day convention is a gathering of decision-makers who will deliberate on plans, opportunities, and methods to improve the already booming women’s game.
The convention, which is currently being held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia, is expected to devise ways to rebrand women’s football worldwide, as well as include ways to increase participation, improve media coverage, and develop better facilities.
The Sierra Leonean delegation includes SLFA President Thomas Daddy Brima, last season’s female premier league chairperson Madam Asmaa James, and female executive committee member and head of the female football committee in Sierra Leone Haja Ramatulai Kamara. They hope to learn about the latest trends and best practices in women’s football, network with other football officials from around the world, and develop a plan to grow women’s football in Sierra Leone.
The officials plan to use the knowledge and skills they gain at the convention to increase participation in women’s football in Sierra Leone, and increase participation in friendly and competitive games within and outside of Sierra Leone.
One of the delegates, media practitioner and last season’s female premier league chairperson Madam Asmaa James expressed her gratitude and sense of responsibility to be representing her country at such heights. She also commented on her honor at meeting experienced and long-time Arsenal coach, Arsene Wenger.
The convention is expected to conclude on 19 August, whilst the finals will hold on Sunday the 20th of August.