Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FIFA and CAF will hold a Conference on the FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011

The World’s Football governing body, FIFA in conjunction with the continental mother body, CAF, will be holding a three-day conference on the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011. The gathering takes place from Friday, 18 November – Sunday, 20 November 2011 in Johannesburg.

The purpose of this conference is two-fold:

a)      Analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ from a technical/tactical point of view with

Presentation of highlights
Technical/tactical analysis and trends
Key factors for success
Physical condition factors
Special focus on the World Champion, Japan
Analysis of the African teams having participated in the World Cup (Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea)
Medical matters (injuries and its preventions)
b)      Development of women’s football in Africa

Next steps
Responsibilities of Member Associations
Development Programmes of FIFA and CAF for the next 4 years

There will be various guest speakers from around the globe to help dissect the above-mentioned topics. Some of them are from Japan, South Africa, Canada, Algeria and England.

Mr Eiji Ueda:                                   Japan, (Chairman of Japan FA’s Women’s Football Committee, former head coach of various club and national teams)

Hiroyuki Horino:                            Japan, (Assistant coach of the women’s national team), former coach and assistant coach of various JFA football selections

Sylvie Beliveau:                              Canada, (LTPD Manager of the Canadian Soccer Association, FIFA Instructor and member of FIFA’s Technical Study Group at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™, member of FIFA’s Technical & Development Committee)

Anne Noe:                                       Belgium, (FIFA Instructor, former national team goalkeeper and coach of the Belgian female national team)

Jacqui Shipanga:                            Namibia, (FIFA Instructor, coach of the Namibian female national team, former national player in Namibia)

Michel Ritschard:                           Switzerland, (FIFA Instructor, specialized in physical condition training)

Dr Yacine Zerguini:                         Algeria (Member of FIFA’s Football Medical Committee)

Hope Powell:                                   England, (Coach of the English female national team, FIFA Instructor)

Fran Hilton-Smith:                         South Africa, (Technical Director/HOD: Women’s Football at the South African Football Association.

The event will be attended by several high profile football personalities as listed below:

Mrs Lydia Nsekera, Burundi:      as the official representative of the FIFA President (President of the Burundi Football Federation, Member of the International Olympic Committee, Member of FIFA’s Women’s Football Committee): Mrs Nsekera is the only female President of a Member Association affiliated to FIFA

Kirsten Nematandani:                   President of the South African Football Association

Dr Molefi Oliphant:                       South Africa (Chairman of CAF’s Women’s Football Committee), official representative of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

Mrs Nastasia Tchislas:                   (Vice-President CAF’s Women’s Football Committee)

The Media are invited to attend, record and film the Opening and Closing Ceremony of the Conference. They are also welcome to be present at the conference presentations – however without recording or filming.

The event takes place at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Sandton, Fifth and Alice Streets, Sandton 2196.

With regards interviews, MEDIA will be requested to contact the onsite MEDIA Operations coordinator to request interviews.

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