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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
BFA Announce Women’s Football Symposium

The Bermuda Football Association (BFA) will hold its inaugural Women’s Football Symposium during a weekend for Girls and Women’s Empowerment in Football.” The Symposium and activities will start on Friday, January 11th and continue on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at the BFA’s Clyde Best Center of Excellence and the Cedarbridge Academy.

The BFA Women’s Football Committee is delighted to announce that Concacaf’s recently appointed Head of Women’s Football Karina LeBlanc, former Canadian Women’s National Team Goalkeeper will be the guest of honor and play an important role in highlighting the importance of girls and women in football and the significant contribution girls and women play in the future of our game.

The aim of the Symposium is to provide a forum whereby girls and women can have another opportunity to network and have open discussions and dialog around the Power of the Women’s Game. The Symposium will also focus on three (3) Key areas that are critical to successfully growing the game for women and girls in Bermuda which are Coaches, Players and Parents. The Symposium will hopeful challenge the participants to brainstorm on how to increase participation among girls and change perceptions of women's football.

BFA Women’s Football Committee Chair Charryse Bean says, “As we are halfway through the second year of our Girls Football League, the Women’s Committee felt that we need to organize an event to tie the past lady footballers to the present and future of this powerful game. This Symposium will do just that while showcases and telling the story of her game. I encourage all who love and have an interest in the game to come out for this event.”

Events and activities planned for the Symposium weekend are as follows:

• Presentation of Karina LeBlanc and Reception with various stakeholder groups
• Girls U9 & U11 Tournament (round robin)
• Symposium - “The Power of Her Game”

The Symposium promises to be an impactful and empowering occasion for girls and women that should not be missed. Registration details can be found online at www.bermudafa.com or by visiting the BFA Office or calling 295-2199. Additional details on the Symposium will be disseminated in further press releases but mark your calendar with these important dates of January 11th and 12th, 2019.

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