Further enhancing the growth of the women’s game is another fundamental part of the FIFA President’s Vision 2020-2023 and, despite the issues presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, this commitment has remained steadfast.
In September, FIFA celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of the FIFA Women’s Development Programme, which provides all 211 member associations with access to specific resources dedicated to women’s football.
FIFA is aiming to have 60 million women and girls playing football by 2026 and the FIFA Women’s Development Programme is crucial to making this happen.
In addition to the support provided via the FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan and FIFA Forward, more than 80 dedicated women’s football projects were delivered in the first 12 months of the programme. FIFA has also worked with nearly 50 member associations around the world and provided hundreds of female players, coaches and administrators with more opportunities to play and access the game.