Petra calls for more women participation in football as training concludes


Doris Petra, the Football Kenya Federation vice-president pictured during a Team change press briefing ahead ...
(FILE)Doris Petra, the Football Kenya Federation vice-president pictured during a Team change press briefing ahead of FKF National election at Panafric hotel on January 28, 2016. Photo/SportPicha

In Summary

  • Curtains came down on a series of coaching courses, which were the first action plan of the FIFA/FKF Pilot Project for women football development.
  • This as a referees training, which drew aspiring referees under the age of 25 from across the country, also culminated in Meru.
  • The coaching courses kicked off in Mombasa for grass root coaches and sports teachers from the Coast region. It would thereafter be activated in Nairobi before Kisumu successfully hosted the final phase, with participants from Nyanza, Western and parts of Rift Valley taking part.

Curtains came down on a series of coaching courses, which were the first action plan of the FIFA/FKF Pilot Project for women football development.

This as a referees training, which drew aspiring referees under the age of 25 from across the country, also culminated in Meru.

The coaching courses kicked off in Mombasa for grass root coaches and sports teachers from the Coast region. It would thereafter be activated in Nairobi before Kisumu successfully hosted the final phase, with participants from Nyanza, Western and parts of Rift Valley taking part.

FIFA FKF Pilot Project

FKF Deputy President Doris Petra (fourth from right – front row) poses for a group photo with other FKF Officials and participants of a week-long referees training in Meru. Photo courtesy of FKF

“FIFA aims to increase participation of women in football,” said FKF Deputy President Doris Petra

“FKF has thus opted to invest in young women through coaching education, and we hope that they will in turn influence even more women at the grassroots,” she added.

Murithi Nabea, FKF National Executive Committee member for Eastern region said the federation expects the new trainees will continue to upgrade their skills to a level of officiating international games.

“It’s our wish that these young ones will work hard to become FIFA referees. We have several referees from the Eastern region who officiate different leagues, and should be good mentors to the freshly trained,” said Nabea.

The trainees welcomed the move by FIFA and FKF saying that they are closing towards their dreams in the sporting industry.

“We are happy. It is my dream and that of my colleagues that we will grow. We are going to apply every skill that we have learnt here and I encourage other girls to embrace sports” said Jackline Kadzo who hails from Mombasa.

A leadership course has also been lined up for elected women representatives early next year.

Report by Mwenda Kinoti

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