The Irish FA’s Director of Women’s Football Angela Platt reveals their plans to grow women’s game
On International Women’s Day, Angela Platt claimed that the Irish FA is going to make a significant investment in the women’s and girls’ game.
Platt wants to celebrate Women’s Day
She explained: “This included the funding of the senior women’s team to compete at the Euros last summer, and the full-time training programme that preceded it, as well as staff resource from director level to those working across the country promoting women’s and girls’ football through the Irish FA Foundation.
“We also have future plans for a girls’ academy as well as work around rebuilding our elite player pathway and the foundations of the women’s game.”
The Director of Women’s Football said International Women’s Day continues to be a day where they celebrate the achievement of women around the world.
She added: “More importantly it is an opportunity for us to continue to raise visibility and awareness of developments in girls’ and women’s football and the success that has been achieved so far. We are driving good work at the Irish FA and this day provides a moment for us all to pause and take stock of that.”
“The strategy is so important because it will capacity build not just for more female players but coaches, officials and volunteers, too.”