On International Women’s Day, a host of football officials - female and male alike – including Bermuda Football Association General Secretary David Sabir and Charryse Bean Bermuda Football Association Chairperson of Women’s Football had the opportunity to share the successes and challenges of their member associations at FIFA’s Women’s Football Conference in Mexico City.
“Balance for better” could not have been a more appropriate theme for a day that recognizes women around the world, and the sentiment rang true throughout the event, one of whose goals was to align a women’s football strategy as a united confederation. Participants were empowered, inspired and motivated to progress women’s football in their countries and the positive atmosphere during the event was palpable.
The three-day conference recently brought FIFA representatives, together with general secretaries and administrators from all 41 CONCACAF members to discuss key issues around the development of the women’s game and the empowerment of women in football.
Bean touched on the importance of having the decision makers in the room, "To have our general secretaries with us discussing this important topic and working together on tangible steps was so valuable. The support and collaboration of FIFA and CONCACAF is a real indication that women’s football is a top priority for both organizations and we are so grateful for the support they offer."