The legacy program ‘Live Your Goals’ will be launched at the end of this week as a major legacy initiatives in the lead up to Port Moresby hosting the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in November.
In the lead up to the launch of the ‘Live Your Goals’ initiative, a FIFA women’s coaching workshop is being conducted by FIFA Instructor Carolina Morace a former Italian player coach and football legend who is now a FIFA Technical Director.
The workshop which is underway at the Rita Flynn Indoor complex is being attended by women coaches from around the provinces to prepare them to take on the ‘Live Your Goals’ program.
The program will be rolled out to the 4 regions in the coming months.
PNG Football Association Senior Vice President Linda Wonuhali who addressed the workshop stated the coaching course is a platform through which the legacy programs will be channelled.
“The coaching course is a way forward for development of football in the country for our young girls. Football has gained momentum as a direct result of the upcoming world cup and we hope more women and girls will be inspired to play football”, said Ms Wonuhali.
“There is already a strong focus on women’s football development in the country and the legacy aspect of maintaining these commitments will be through the implementation of these legacy programs, said Seamus Marten”, Chief Executive of the Local Organising Committee.
The ‘Live Your Goal’ campaign will be launched this Sunday and will coincide with the NCD Governor Powes Parkop’s health initiative, the ‘Walk for Life’ program.
The objectives of the campaign are to: increase participation of girls and women in football, increase the popularity of women’s football locally, nationally and globally, spark, foster and generate excitement about women’s football, create the best platforms for women’s football to thrive, with more females becoming lifelong participants in the sport, ensure that football is the number one sport for females across the globe in terms of participation and popularity.