LONDON (AP) – Nadine Kessler’s journey to the top of women’s football was a challenge.
“Was there a fight at the beginning of the game with the boys? Yes, it was, “the former World Player of the Year told the Associated Press.” It wasn’t an easy way to get in. I didn’t have a lot of opportunities to play with girls.
“I’d probably be interested in the experience in some other way.”
Now the European Steering Committee is the former head of women’s soccer in Uefa Germany The midfielder is helping to change that. UEFA has contacted Disney to encourage more girls – especially those aged 5 to 8 – to play the game.
The Playmakers scheme will be primarily implemented in schools, clubs and local communities in seven countries – Austria, Belgium, Norway, Poland, Romania, Scotland And Serbia – and expanding throughout Europe.
The training sessions will be a practice to revitalize the scene from the movie “Incredibles 2” using BB, Cone and – of course – soccer balls.
“We’re engaging girls with different needs and encouraging them to make decisions, be strong and be confident,” Kessler said. “Not only does he have to be a great footballer, he has a strong personality. I think football needs it even more: great looking women who are showing their greatness. “
It just mimics the career of 2014 World and European player Kessler, who had won titles with Germany, Wolfsburg and Turbine Potsdam
“The most important thing is to drive participation,” he said. “Girls love football and to be active in the first place, enjoy the sport.”
The coaching plan was created in 2021 after consulting with the UEFA for a study conducted by the University of Leeds Becket, England, the organizer of the European Championship for Women.