Just a few years ago, it was difficult to imagine seeing female youth players playing together with male youth players in Saudi Arabia and giving each other high-fives to celebrate scoring a goal. Not only is soccer traditionally a male-dominated sport, but mixed-gender activities are generally restricted in Saudi Arabia.
However, such scenes were commonly seen at the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) ‘Football School Program’ launch ceremony held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on the 16th. In particular, it was noticeable that the female youth players congratulating each other on scoring a goal together with the male youth players seemed natural.
The FIFA ‘Football School Program’ was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for three days starting on the 16th. Female youth players received soccer lessons, and more than 120 male and female leaders from all over the country received leadership training. In this process, we established a system to strengthen the education system and provide easier access to soccer for female youth players. A female leader training system was also planned.
Ibrahim Al Qassim, Secretary-General of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), said, “Currently, we are operating FIFA ‘Football School Program’ training centers in four regions across the country. Based on this, we are working to educate female leaders and provide 40 courses so that female leaders can develop female players,” he said. “We are forming and operating a new department to develop the women’s national soccer team and the women’s soccer league.” He said.
Alia Abdulaziz Alashid, Head of Women’s Football at SAFF, said:토스카지노 “I truly believe that the growth of women’s football in Saudi Arabia is one of the most exciting stories in world football. “It is currently developing across the country and reflects broader changes,” he explained.
“It’s always great to see the progress of our member associations around the world,” said Fatimata Sidibe, FIFA Football Schools Program Director. “The progress we have made in Saudi Arabia over the past three years is truly remarkable. “This outstanding development will serve as a foundation for developing soccer culture and infrastructure in the future,” he emphasized.
Meanwhile, women’s soccer did not exist in Saudi Arabia for a long time due to religious reasons. However, it emerged in earnest after discussions on soccer reform began in the mid-to-late 2010s, and has continued to develop with generous investment since then. In fact, we have planned and operated the construction of a local training center and an education program to train female soccer players and leaders. The FIFA ‘Football School Program’ is one of them.
Currently, Saudi Arabia has achieved phenomenal growth in women’s soccer. A new women’s soccer team was established, and a women’s soccer league was also launched. At the beginning of this year, changes were made, such as entrusting the leadership of the women’s national soccer team to coach Rosa Rafi Sefala (Finland), and the results were clearly seen as the team entered the FIFA rankings (172nd) for the first time last M