International Women's Day 2018

International Women's Day 2018 International Women's Day 2018

Today the world celebrates International Women’s Day!


The day is a global festival of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.


Women have made great strides in football in recent years, be it through the women’s game or even making breakthroughs in the men’s game. The 2015 Women’s World Cup saw 750 million people watch the tournament in which the USA beat Russia in Canada.


On this day, we celebrate women such as Karen Brady who became the director of Birmingham city at 23. We celebrate women such as Sian Louise Massey-Ellis who has broken through as a female assistant-referee in the Premier League. We celebrate coach Annie Zaidi who is the Uk's first female Muslim coach. We celebrate women such as Steph Houghton, who captains her national side, England women’s football team, in tournaments around the world.


It is important as an academy and as individuals to celebrate women and their achievements on and off the pitch every day, but everyone at MIFA would like to laud women all over the world today on International Women’s Day.