Women's game in UEFA Direct spotlight

With this summer's UEFA Women's EURO 2017 coming closer, women's football takes special pride of place in the latest edition of UEFA’s official magazine UEFA Direct.

Women referees training at the UEFA winter course in Malaga
Women referees training at the UEFA winter course in Malaga ©Sportsfile

In addition to the in-depth interview with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin – available on UEFA.org – there’s a strong women’s football feel to the latest edition of UEFA’s official magazine UEFA Direct.

Women referees take particular pride of place in a comprehensive review of UEFA’s winter courses in Malaga.

With this summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO in the Netherlands just around the corner, we hear how female match officials are working constantly to raise their own standards, especially in terms of their fitness.

In the coaching supplement The Technician, Silvia Neid, who won a host of world and European honours as Germany’s women’s national team coach, gives a fascinating insight into current and future trends in the women’s game.

UEFA’s overall efforts to promote women in coaching are starting to pay dividends across Europe, and the excellent development work within two associations – FYR Macedonia and Hungary – comes under the spotlight.

We also preview the exciting climax to this season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.

Elsewhere in UEFA Direct 165:
• How clubs all over Europe are benefitting financially from UEFA EURO 2016
• Decisions from the UEFA Executive Committee’s latest meeting in February
• The UEFA Football Law Programme’s impact in boosting football legal know-how
• News and views from the UEFA member associations

UEFA Direct 165 is available in English, French and German