As the Women's World Cup has kicked off, we would like to recognize and promote what females do within football at the AFA and surrounding areas.
We have spoken to several women in football, whether it be a coach or a member of staff at the office. We are incredibly proud to showcase our female talent!
Feature 5 -Mary
Football role - FA Referee
How long have you been refereeing? - 6 Months
What do you like about Refereeing? - Football, I’ve always enjoyed playing and now i get to referee games and stay close to the beautiful game
What does it mean to you to be a female in sport? - It feels good to be part of an unrepresented group . I’ve been involved in sport from a very young age and i’ve never seen so much involvement from women across a number of major sports than i have recently. It's encouraging to see that more is being done for women in sport, and that women can take an active role within the sport and not feel like they have to be in the shadows of their male counterparts.
What are you looking forward to in the World Cup & how well do you think the England team will do? Supporting Nigeria & England is what I am looking forward to the most! Also, it is good to see that the coverage and publicity for the world cup is massive.
Mary is seen here at the Women’s Intermediate Cup (2018/19) as the Fourth Official
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