The PFA showed its support for the Matildas and women’s football by sending Player Relations Executive James Johnson to the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011 Official Countdown Function in Sydney last night.
Following the recent draw announcement, FIFA and Steffi Jones, President of the Organising Committee for the Women’s World Cup 2011, are travelling to all participating countries before the tournament starts on June 26.
Last night’s Function kicked off the tour.
The Function was attended by guests from the fields of politics, culture, sports, economics, and most importantly, the Matildas themselves. During the Function, Jones informed the guests of the importance and development of women’s soccer, and the current state of preparations and important details concerning the tournament.
“The Function reaffirmed FIFA’s continuing commitment to the development of women’s football and presented Germany as excellent hosts to hold the Women’s World Cup”, said Johnson.
Like FIFA, the PFA is committed to the development of women’s football and will soon settle the Matilda’s first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Matildas’ are grouped with football powerhouse Brazil, African new comers Equatorial Guinea and former champions Norway in Group D and kick off the tournament against the South Americans in Moenchengladbach on June 29.