Head of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Women’s Football Committee Gwen Salmon is hoping for more player participation in the ABFA Women’s League which is slated to commence on March 31 with an opening ceremony.

The committee is calling on all girls 13 and older to be a member of a club within their community and soccer academies to participate in the upcoming women’s football season.

The league will consist of Division 1 for seniors and Division 2 for juniors.

“This is an exciting time for Women’s Football, and the ABFA Women’s Committee. I have a dedicated team and we are looking towards putting on one of the most exciting competitive seasons in the history of Women’s Football in Antigua & Barbuda,” Salmon said.

“There are a lot of benefits in women’s football today and I am calling on former players to represent at all levels as referees, administrators, and coaches,” she added.

“I would also like to see more clubs in the other ABFA leagues incorporate women’s football within their structure, working along with past female players who aspire to be a coach one day. This can only enhance our league and the national teams.”

This season promises to be a vibrant and busy one for women’s football. ABFA will be launching their “Grassroots” football programme for the youth along with lots of other programmes for women.

Wadadli 5Ps FC captured last year’s title, while Lady Hoppers took second place honours, and Ottos Tigress copped bronze.