(Edmonton) – The Alberta Soccer Association and its Development of Women in Soccer Committee are finalizing preparations to host the province’s first ever Women in Soccer Conference this weekend to coincide with the opening of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ in Edmonton. The conference, which will be delivered by female instructors for female participants, seeks to encourage women to improve their skills and take on soccer leadership positions in coaching, refereeing and administration.
Hosted at King’s University on June 6th and June 7th, the conference will feature speakers from Canadian Sport for Life, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport (CAAWS) and FIFA. Participants had a choice of registering in leadership courses, a grassroots coaching course or an entry level referee course. The conference will also give all participants the once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the opening matches of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
Although females account for just over 40% of Alberta Soccer player registrations, the same does not hold true for referees, coaches and administrators around the province. The goal for this conference is to inspire multiple generations of women involved in soccer and encourage them to seek out positions of leadership in the game.
There will be 100% female participation with approximately 50 women registered for the conference from all over the province which runs all day on both Saturday and Sunday.
Media are welcome to conduct interviews with conference organizers, speakers and participants prior to the conference or on Saturday morning on site at King’s University.