MWFRA Referee Luciane Lauffer in Brazil 2014

Luciane Lauffer, a Referee with the Manly Warringah Football Referees
Association, was one of the ten women chosen by the German NGO Discover
Football to take part in a five-day seminar on Women and Football held last
weekend (3-7 July) in Rio, during the Men’s FIFA World Cup. Luciane
presented workshops on Women’s Football in Brazil and on alternatives for
player recruitment. The participants discussed alternatives to women’s
empowerment in developing countries with football activists and journalists
from Mexico, Argentina, Nigeria, Cameroon and Germany. On Sunday, the group received the visit of of Moya Dodd, FFA Board Member, Asian Football
Confederation Vice President and FIFA ExCo member (co-opted). She spoke
about the current situation of Women’s Football in the world under the eyes
and interest of FIFA. After the talk, the group headed to Cinelândia
(downtown Rio) and to Copacabana Beach to play football and encourage other women to join.

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