At a meeting of the UAF Women's Football Committee, the new season have been outlined
A working meeting of the UAF Women's Football Committee took place in the House of Football.
The main purpose of the of meeting was a discussion of preparations for the start of the new season in women's football and the work plan for the second half of 2021.
The meeting of the committee was attended by the UAF first vice-presidents - Oleh Protasov and Anatolii Demyanenko. Among the guests were coaches of all national women's national teams of Ukraine of different ages.
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At the beginning of the meeting, Deputy Chairman of the Committee Yurii Tytarenko informed the audience about the current situation in the implementation of strategic plan for the development of women's football, which was introduced on the initiative of the UAF President, a member of the UEFA Executive Committee Andrii Pavelko and approved by the UAF Executive Committee.
The members of the committee considered the issue of preparation for the start of competitions in the Higher and First leagues of the Ukrainian championship, in which for the first time in history more than 30 teams will take part. It will be recalled that a start in the top division is planned already on July 30, and the clubs of the First league will start their performances on August 14.
The beginning of the Ukrainian Cup among women's teams of the 2021/2022 season was also discussed. At the stage of the 1/8 finals, 12 clubs of the Higher league and four teams of the First league will take part in the tournament.
The meeting of the committee also considered the issue of holding the Ukrainian football festival among the youngest participants of the competition - girls born in 2011-2012, which will take place in September this year in four cities of Ukraine (Vinnytsya, Kryvyi Rih, Ternopil and Kharkiv).
Much attention was also paid to national teams. Each of the coaches had the opportunity to speak and talk about their plans to prepare teams for further international competitions, which will begin in the fall.
Olena Kudzieva's wards (WU-15 team) will be the first to start their work in the second half of this year.
Serhii Sapronov's wards from the WU-17 girls' national team will play in League B of the first round of the European Championship this year. From September 26 to October 4, they will hold official matches in Estonia. The blue-and-yellows will start their performances with a match against the national team of North Macedonia (September 27), then their rivals will be the players of the national team of Moldova (September 30), and our girls will finish the group stage on October 3 with a match against Estonia.
At the same time, after a break of almost two years, the football players of the youth women's national team of Ukraine WU-19 will resume their training. Valery Palamarchuk's wards will play in the Netherlands from October 19 to 27. The blue-and-yellows will start their performances in League A of the European Championship with the hosts of the group, the national team of the Netherlands (October 20), then their rivals will be the players of the Scottish national team (October 23), and will finish the group stage on October 26 with a match against Austria.
The coach of the national women's national team of Ukraine Natalia Zinchenko first reported on the work at the previous stage. It will be recalled that the country's main team managed to reach the Euro 2022 playoffs after a long break, but failed to make it to the continental forum.
A new selection cycle for Ukrainian women will start in October 2021, and this year the team will play four qualifying matches for the 2023 World Cup. On October 21 and 26, the blue and yellows will play two home matches against the national teams of the Faroe Islands and Spain. The national team of Ukraine will end the game year with two away matches - with the teams of Scotland (November 26) and Hungary (November 30).
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