The Football Association sets a major trophy goal for England women over the next four years


England Women has set a goal of winning the World Cup or European Championship by 2024 as part of an eight-point plan to develop women’s and women’s football.

The plan, “Inspiring Positive Change,” hopes to achieve goals such as equal access to football for school-aged girls, create elite leagues and competitions for women, and support coach development. and arbitrators.

It also aims to boost commercial income to help the Women’s Super League, which has attracted elite internationals such as Dane Pernille Harder, American Rose Lavelle, Australian Sam Kerr and Dutch Vivianne Miedema in recent years.

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A target on the map reads: England – win a major tournament.

England are set to host the European Women’s Championship in 2022, which the FA says will “be a catalyst for growth in all areas” of women’s football.

The Lionesses have yet to win a major tournament, having reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2015 and 2019 and the Euro final in 1984 and 2009.

“When I and a lot of my teammates were girls, the chances to play were rare,” said England captain Steph Houghton. “So to see the breadth and depth of the FA’s ambitions over the next four years is extremely exciting.”

The FA’s plan also aims to focus on diversity by working with community and national inclusion advisory groups such as the FA Asian Women in Football Advisory Group and the FA Refugees and Asylum-Seekers.

“We want to make sure that there is access and an opportunity for every girl and woman to play, coach, watch, officiate, manage or administer if they so choose,” said the director. of women’s football Sue Campbell.

“And the game to be truly representative of our society across all social characteristics and origins.”

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