On Wednesday, The Japan Football Association (JFA) announced the first Women Empowerment league (WE league) under the banner of women empowerment. The competition for the league is expected to begin in autumn 2021.
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Six to ten professional teams will comprise the new league. The participants will be announced in coming years. The WE League will topped the highest ranking league, surpassing the current Nadeshiko League. The latter is considered a premier competition.
“The purpose of the launch of the new league is not just the development of women’s football in Japan. Our aim is to contribute to build a sustainable society through promoting female social participation and enhancing diversities and choices,” proudly declared JFA president KohzoTashima.
They demonstrated their mission in respect of women empowerment through this decision. Sports world is now broadening its scope by including more opportunities for women across the world. Owing to family restraints, many girls have to give up their dream of joining the sphere of sport. Now, the professional female footballers will be given an occasion to build a glorious career.
The JFA contended that every club must include atleast one female executive. At least half the employees at each team will consist of females, within three years.