Former Matildas vice-captain and FFA board member Moya Dodd says she is committed to developing women’s football, if elected to the FIFA executive committee.
Former Matildas vice-captain and FFA board member Moya Dodd says she is committed to developing women-s football, if elected to the FIFA executive committee.
Dodd, currently an AFC Vice-President, Chair of the AFC Women-s Committee, an FFA Director and a former Matildas vice-captain, was announced as a candidate for a role on the world game-s powerful administrative body by the AFC in February, and in an interview with FIFA.com, Dodd revealed her vision for the women-s game.
“Whoever takes this seat must work effectively with FIFA by being a persuasive advocate for women in football,” Dodd said.
“Importantly, she should have a role in connecting the women-s football community around the world. As well as being a leader in women-s football, she must also contribute to the game more generally.
“My vision is for accelerated football development so that every girl and woman can understand and play football and gain the immeasurable benefits that it brings.
“To me, women-s football is a pure, fresh and spontaneous form of football to watch. We see very little simulation or referee abuse, and plenty of good examples of respect and sporting spirit. There are more goals and less cards.
" Women-s football can help create a freshened, positive image for football globally. One day, football should be as usual for women and girls as it is for men and boys.”