FIFA and OFC in collaboration with PNGFA is improving our women football with plans to implement ways so that our women could excel in the game to be competitive in the international scene.
For three consecutive Pacific Games, PNG women’s football team has been the Queens of the Pacific after collecting three consecutive gold medals with the recent in New Caledonia in 2011. The focus is now on the young upcoming women with the passion and commitment.
FIFA has approved various women’s football programs for PNGFA with the purpose of promoting women’s football and encourage more females to take up football as, players, referees, coaches and administrators.
The PNGFA team will visit five provinces including Port Moresby to run football festivals for women at large.
Kimbe in West New Britain Province was the first to run the festival last Friday with over 150 girls and women in attendance. The girls went through different fun activities including playing small sided games. The girls are excited, motivated and eager to learn more knowledge and skills in developing women’s football in the country.
After Kimbe, the team is planning to hold one in Madang and Port Moresby this month followed by Goroka in July and Lae in November. This year will be the busiest year for women’s football with the U16 girl’s competition starting in Madang and Port Moresby.
October 29th – 1st November, FIFA through PNGFA will run a women’s referee course and followed by women’s coaching course from the 25th -29th November.
With the assistance from FIFA and Oceania Football Confederation coming onboard, the future of our women in the world game will go a long way.