Jean-Michel Aulas attends FIFA Task Force on women's football
An initiative of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the group aims to "inform FIFA's decision-making processes by identifying key areas and measures that can accelerate the future growth of professional women's football".
The 10 members of the Task Force met in Lyon under the chairmanship of Lydia Nsekera, a member of the FIFA Council. Jean-Michel Aulas, as President of the Women's Committee of the ECA (European Association of Clubs) was asked to provide his expertise on the subject: "I thank President Gianni Infantino for inviting me to be part of this Task Force on women's professional football The first discusions were very interesting, they helped to better understand the very different issues from one confederation to another and to address many lines of thought to further advance women's football."
For this first meeting, football's world governing body announced the release of a "reference survey among its 211 member national federations, in which 198 participated" to obtain an overview of the current situation of women's football.
"We want to explore the commercial, economic and regulatory aspects of women's football in consultation with key stakeholders. Today, a number of very interesting topics have been presented and discussed. We note that the priorities vary greatly depending on the origin of the stakeholders. It is therefore up to this working group to define common objectives that can make a real and lasting difference for the benefit of women's football," said Task Force President Lydia Nsekera.