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Monday 21 Sep 2015
Showcase At The Ifa's Womens Conference

Scort brought Coaches from QPR, Bayer Leverkusen and FC Basel to share knowledge and experience with those involved with the Women’s game in Northern Ireland.Throughout the weekend the group visited the Women’s Premier Divisional Cup Final and toured schools from across Belfast promoting girls football. The highlight of the weekend was the Irish FA ‘Women’s Football Development Conference’ held on Sunday 6th September 2015.

The conference was aimed at those involved in the administration and coaching of Women’s clubs or clubs thinking about setting up a women’s/ girls section. Coaches from QPR, Bayer Leverkusen and FC Basel each delivered presentations on themes such as Women`s Football in European Professional Football Clubs’ and ‘How to recruit and retain female players’ followed by masterclass coaching sessions on the pitch. The conference was a huge success with many clubs in attendance from across the region.

Michael Boyd, Irish FA Director of Football Development, ‘Some fantastic guest speakers from QPR, FC Basel and Bayern Leverkusen at the IFA Women's Club Development Conference today. Around 20 local clubs benefiting from this free event. Massive thanks to SCORT for their ongoing support and well done to all the staff and volunteers involved.’

Sue O’Neill, Chair of the Northern Ireland Women’s Football Association said, ‘The NIWFA were honoured to be part of the Conference to exchange knowledge and learning with local and international coaches, the education sessions and master classes were beneficial to our clubs and all people involved or thinking about getting involved in the local Women's game.’

For more information about Women’s Development please contact Jackie Blyth –

Scort is part of the Football Club Social Alliance

Click here for the QPR presentation

Click here for the Bayer Leverkusen presentation