The FUFA-UEFA football for women programme got underway on Monday at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala. The four-day workshop that puts emphasis on women in leadership was officially opened by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo.
Over 36 women including women football Administrators, Coaches and players are attending the 4 day workshop.
Magogo indicated FUFA has been deliberate in engaging women at all levels and having such a seminar is testament enough.
‘We have had a deliberate strategy at FUFA to incorporate women in management. If you look at our staff, there are women at all levels including directors. Even in the General Assembly, we used to have one or two women but a resolution was made four years ago to have their number increase and we now have more than ten.’ Said Moses Magogo.
Magogo also highlighted the importance of having women in leadership roles because they have unique values.
‘Women naturally come along with unique values which men may not have. We were all raised by mothers and the challenges they through to nurture us, I believe could present them as good leaders. I therefore urge football to embrace women and let us interest them in loving football.’ Added Moses Magogo.
UEFA for the continued support towards Uganda and hopes these interventions will have lasting impact on the game of football.
‘We are grateful to UEFA for the continued support in various areas. The good relationship between FUFA and UEFA has already paid dividends in the past and I believe this workshop will have a positive impact in transforming football in Uganda.’ Concluded Magogo
Head of International Relations at UEFA Eva Pasquier thanked FUFA for always cooperating and implementing the strategies put in place.
‘I want to express gratitude on behalf of UEFA and my own behalf to FUFA for the good relationship. Actually, we appreciate that Uganda is one of the best nations in Africa in terms of structures and strategies and we hope this intervention will equally be resourceful.’ She stated.
About the Programme
Granted by UEFA National Association Committee after application. The Programme is a comprehensive range of workshops that showcase how to implement effective governance structures to grow women’s football and increase awareness and participation.
The workshops also demonstrate how to successfully professionalize, commercialize, promote and market women’s football and women in football.
The Programme is in line with the President’s manifesto that is hinged on improving women football in three areas namely;
Increase the number of women involved in administration, women/girls playing football
Improve the quality of women’s football competitions
Engage all age categories of Women National Team in CECAFA, CAF and FIFA Competitions.
Day 1 and 2
Women in leadership seminar (only women participants)
Topics – Women in leadership, your career in football, developing your skills and shaping the culture.
Day 3 and 4
Topics – Importance of Technical development, general income for women football, governance and administration, Marketing and Communications, operational planning.
Eva Pasquier – Head of International Relations, UEFA
Monika Staab – Technical Director Women’s Football, Saudi Arabia
Anna Julie McGeever – UEFA Marketing Expert