Across the CONCACAF (North America) region, national football federations celebrated the second annual Women's Football Day on Saturday, May 21.
“CONCACAF has created the Women’s Football Day as a unique initiative to encourage greater participation from women of all ages in the game, while showing how sport can have a positive impact on education, health, and development,” said CONCACAF Acting General Secretary Ted Howard. “We are convinced that there is an enormous growth potential within our region and we need to continue demonstrating that the sport offers significant opportunities to empower women beyond the pitch.”
In Nicaragua, Soccer Without Borders has worked closely with the Nicaraguan Football Federation over the last eight years to advance opportunities for girls and women. Most recently, the federation announced the creation of the first-ever U-15 girls' national team. Eight players from SWB Nicaragua have been selected to train with the team in preparation for the CONCACAF tournament in Orlando, FL later this year. The team was highlighted throughout the weekend of celebration, as it marks a major milestone in building the youth game for girls.