The first semi-final of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France saw the reigning champions, United States of America, clash with England’s lionesses.
While the nation is gripped with following the Women’s World Cup, it is important to remember that the work of football extends from global competitive events to global challenges including health and wellbeing.
In the build up to any major women’s football tournament, popular debate often inevitably turns to comparative discussion of women’s abilities in the context of their male counterparts.
The 2019 Women’s World Cup showcases the growing interest in women’s football, with over 6 million people watching England play against Scotland and Cameroon.
As a football fan, it is hard not to get excited about a World Cup, and this Women’s World Cup has certainly been a fascinating event to follow.
Football – ‘the beautiful game’ – should be a sport everyone can play and enjoy.
It’s not about flooding the market but building a pipeline: Improving gender diversity in football coaching workforces.
Marina McGoldrick (ORD Consultants)
As we enter the final stages of the World Cup 2019 it is worth spending some time reflecting on how far the women’s game has come.
Women’s increased participation in football has been dramatic. Football is now the number one participation team sport for women in many countries, including England (UEFA, 2016). However, despite their interest, young girls can still be reluctant to take the first steps to get involved.
- Active Lifestyles
- Anti Doping
- Applied Obesity
- Carnegie Great Outdoors
- Clean Sport
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- Human Performance
- International Women's Day
- Mental Health
- Outdoor Education
- Physical Activity and Health
- Physical Education
- Sports Broadcasting
- Sports Coaching
- Strength and Conditioning
- Student Support
- Women's Football
- World Cup 2018