FIFA Women's Football Symposium 2003: Strategies for raising women's football to new heights

Women's football experts and representatives from more than 130 national associations will gather together in Long Beach, California on 9 and 10 October for the FIFA Women's Football Symposium with the goal of exchanging ideas and information on the strategic development of all levels of the women's game worldwide.

Over the two-day symposium, the attendees will work together, exploring potential methods for improving the quality and quantity of female footballers at the global level, with assistance and instructions for national associations with varying development levels of the women's game.

As a sample of the symposium's agenda, some issues to be tackled will be women's player/coach/league development, the improvement of media and sponsor visibility, as well as plans for the integration of women's programmes in national and regional associations around the world.

The FIFA Women's Football Symposium will be open to members of the accredited media for the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003.

Event: FIFA Women's Football Symposium
Date: 9 October (09:00-16:00) and 10 October (09:00-17:35)
Location: Westin Long Beach Hotel, Shanghai Room, 2nd Floor 333 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California USA 90802-4800

For further information, please contact:
FIFA Media Department Tel.: +41-1/254 98 00 – Fax: +41-1/254 97 02 – E-Mail:

FIFA COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION / Zurich, 6 October 2003 / 2003-0098-WFSymposium-E