Women's Football Association of Ireland

Women's Football Association of Ireland

The Women's Football Association of Ireland or WFAI was organized in 1973, as a constellation of local leagues throughout the Republic of Ireland, and invited to governance under the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in 1990. Women's football in Northern Ireland is governed by the Northern Ireland Women's Football Association, a division of the (Northern) Irish Football Association.

As of 2005, there were 6,500 registered players, 350 teams and 21 affiliated leagues in the WFAI. It is governed by a Council of representatives from the Divisional Leagues, meeting quarterly. 10 Executive members, elected by the Council to oversee daily operations and functional areas of the organisation including International Affairs, Under Age affairs, National Competitions and Coaching and Development. The WFAI Development Plan calls for four Provincial Councils, set up so that control and decision making remain close to the base of activity.


=Republic of Ireland Women's National Team=

The "Republic of Ireland Women's Football Team" plays in 1st Division FIFA competition, including Women's World Cup (WWC) qualifying fixtures.

Girls' Football

Under 1 Squad

Buntus Soccer

Refereeing School of Excellence

FAI Referees Recruitment Officer Darren Coombes: (01) 7037535 ; email: referees@fai.ie

Relationship with eircom Under 21 League

Player Development

*International
*Senior
*U19
*U17
*U15

Inter-provincial

Inter-league

League

There is no national women's first division league in Ireland at the moment; the leagues are not interconnected. The most important women's league at the moment, in terms of exposure, is the Dublin Women's League.

Mini-soccer

ee also

WFAI leagues and clubs

External links

* [http://www.uefa.com/Competitions/woco/index.html Women's UEFA Championship]
* [http://www.fai.ie/womens/ FAI Women's Official Site]


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