BFA to host Women’s Symposium
The Bermuda Football Association will hold its inaugural women's symposium during a weekend under the banner of “Girls and Women's Empowerment in Football”.
The symposium and activities will start on Friday, January 11 and continue the next day at the BFA's Clyde Best Centre of Excellence and the CedarBridge Academy.
It will also include the inclusion of Concacaf's recently appointed head of women's football Karina LeBlanc, the former Canadian women's goalkeeper, who will be the guest of honour and highlight the importance of girls and women in football and the significant contribution they will play in the future of the 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 dialogue around the power of the women's game.
The symposium will also focus on three key areas that are critical to successfully growing the game for women and girls in Bermuda, including, coaches, players and parents.
The event will hopefully challenge the participants to brainstorm on how to increase participation among girls and change perceptions of women's football.
“As we are halfway through the second year of our Girls Football League, the Women's Committee felt that we need to organise an event to tie the past lady footballers to the present and future of this powerful game,”
Charryse Bean, BFA women's football committee chair, said.
“This symposium will do just that while showcasing and telling the story of their game. I encourage all who love and have an interest in the game to come out for this event.”