Sustainable growth in girls’ and women’s participation in football
The League Development programme covers one of FIFA's main priorities, which is sustainable growth in girls’ and women’s participation in football.
The programme focuses on supporting member associations by introducing new competitions or strengthening existing ones, as well as capacity-building for coaches to create a safe and structured environment in which players can grow.
With the implementation of this programme, FIFA aims to meet the following objectives:
Create sustainable growth in girls’ and women’s participation in football by organising regular playing opportunities
Tailored player pathway
Develop a tailored player pathway within the member association by providing technical expertise
Educate and empower those involved in the delivery of the women’s game
Identify ambassadors to raise the profile of women’s football and advocate for access and equal opportunities
Who can apply?
To be eligible for the League Development programme, member associations must have a clear strategy and implementation plan.
How to apply?
All applicants need to submit an application form, together with documents confirming that they meet the criteria.
The goal is to empower our member associations to continue to accelerate the growth of women’s football globally.
FIFA’s Head of Women’s Football Development
FIFA will help the member associations and the participants in different ways:
Equipment for teams, including footballs
Capacity-building for coaches (coaching course)
Two years of support
Up to USD 50,000 per year