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Carolina Morace joins UEFA Football Board to create independent voice for women's football

London City Lionesses Head Coach Carolina Morace has been appointed to the UEFA Football Board to discuss various women’s football topics.

Carolina Morace, London City Lionesses (Image: Wing Chong)
Carolina Morace, London City Lionesses (Image: Wing Chong)

Approved by the UEFA Executive Committee in April, the Football Board has been established to cultivate an independent voice from current and former players and coaches on topics including the Laws of the Game, fixture load, and player welfare.

"It was good because we spoke about lots of important topics on the women's side," Morace said following the first meeting of the advisory group on Monday 11 September.

"It was very interesting because everyone involved is an expert, from either from the perspective of a player, coach or referee. It's really important to have this kind of meeting because women's football needs to progress and that is UEFA's ambition.

"There will always be more people involved and more interest in women's football in then future, which is why it's important to have this kind of review to identify what we have learned."

The agenda for the inaugural meeting included discussions on officiating matters, such as video assistant referees and handball laws, plus competition and medical topics.

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin added: "We are delighted to welcome some of the most distinguished players and coaches in football, and many of those who paved the way for all the successes of women’s football that we are seeing today across the continent.

“The expertise and insights of this board will play a pivotal role in ensuring continued growth and success built on inclusivity, equality and excellence, not only in Europe but around the world."

UEFA Football Board:

Verónica Boquete, Spain

Marissa Callaghan, Northern Ireland

Karen Carney, England

Jovana Damnjanović, Serbia

Jonas Eidevall, Sweden

Magdalena Eriksson, Sweden

Laura Georges, France

Gemma Grainger, England

Ada Hegerberg, Norway

Pernille Harder, Denmark

Josephine Henning, Germany

Eugénie Le Sommer, France

Carolina Morace, Italy

Francisco Neto, Portugal

Alexia Putellas, Spain

Lotta Schelin, Sweden

Viktoria Schnaderbeck, Austria

Tessa Wullaert, Belgium

Leah Williamson, England

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