All 41 members of the Confederation of North American and Caribbean Football Association participate in the event and on each previous occasion the FA has put the spotlight on efforts to create more opportunity for girls and women to play the game.
The Women’s Committee promises this year’s event will be an even more fun filled festival to further enhance their ongoing development programmes and upgoing Regional participation at tournaments.
“The intention of this day is to foster a relationship with all women in the territory with the BVIFA and more so the game of Soccer” stated Phillip “With the involvement of young girls and women, learning the game, getting fit, staying healthy and disciplined.”
Phillip also hopes the Women’s Day will foster the spirit of teamwork, improve skills, build confidence, and show the girls there is a benefit to being involved in football that goes well beyond just on the field, but also can lead to educational opportunities and even careers perhaps once only dreamt of, off it.
“Relationships created that lead to friendships and then Championships!” she concluded.
Following the success of the recently concluded Women’s Futsal League, won by the Wolues FC with a team of girls who have been together since Primary School days, highlighting Phillips’ mantra, the FA has already wasted no time in implementing much more competitive action for the Girls, including a series of Tortola v Virgin Gorda matches, with the next game scheduled for Saturday 27th February at 5.30pm on the VG Recreation Ground, an U13 Girls exhibition game, which showed a vast array of talent and plans to enter Regional Competition.
The CONCACAF Women’s Day begins at 10.00am on the field at the FA’s new stadium venue in East End/Long Look and is open to all females. The Day will include games, skills challenges, entertainment, refreshments, and a special guest appearance from the Honourable Mrs. Shereen Flax-Charles a long-time advocate of empowering women in football and in life.