Women’s football takes centre stage at UEFA this week with the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draws, a workshop on women’s football development, as well as draws for the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 and Under-19 Championships.
Representatives from ten UEFA member associations – Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Norway, Russia, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland – will gather at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon on Thursday to find ways to support women’s football development in Europe.
The aim is to help clubs professionalise their domestic leagues with the use of a number of support tools, such as licensing and financing. The working group will also be determining a set of key criteria that member associations will need to fulfil in different areas, eg governance and marketing. These will then be agreed as minimum requirements for three development stages.sportetcitoyennete