WNT May 4, 2011
From the "Yet Another Sign that Women's Soccer is Growing Worldwide" file:
More than 80 African female sports reporters recently took part in the final session of a training program run by the AFP Foundation, in partnership with FIFA, in Dakar, Senegal.
The week-long courses, which provided training in football theory, began in Nairobi and Dakar at the end of last year and drew to a close at the end of April, eight weeks before the kick-off of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
The participants in the courses were members of the African Women Sports Reporters’ Union (AWSRU), representing a total of 23 countries. The program, financed by FIFA, started in 2010 when almost 250 African reporters and photographers attended courses as part of FIFA’s Win in Africa with Africa initiative, launched before the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
With this year’s flagship competition, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, coming up in June 2011, FIFA and the AFP decided to continue the successful project, this time by offering courses exclusively for women.
To acknowledge the commitment and excellence demonstrated during the course, four of the participants will be rewarded with a trip to cover the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.