Friday 08 March 2019, 17:46

Uruguay is increasing its support for women’s football development thanks to FIFA Forward

There is plenty of room for growth in Uruguayan women’s football, particularly when it comes to club infrastructure. On this note, through a subsidy programme completely funded by FIFA Forward, three clubs (two from the top flight, River Plate and Plaza Colonia, and second-division Montevideo Wanderers) were given the opportunity to improve their stadium infrastructure. Making the most of the timing, the clubs in question were able to serve as training bases for the national teams that participated in last year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

Not only did this investment usher in a new infrastructure era for the Uruguayan Football Association (UAF), but it has also given more Uruguayan women the opportunity to access high quality training sites.

Capitalising on the U-17 Women’s World Cup, the member association also provided several subsidies of its own for the refurbishment of stadiums, in line with its commitment to increasing the impact and growth of women’s football. The changing rooms of five first division stadiums were renovated thanks to this aid, enabling these venues to be used as training grounds by national teams participating in the global extravaganza.

With all these improvements, there is no doubt that women’s football will keep improving and developing in the South American nation. Such projects are sure to help Uruguay’s women’s national teams to shine and to compete at the very highest level.