Women's Football Association of Ireland
The Women's Football Association of Ireland or WFAI was organized in 1973, as a constellation of local leagues throughout Ireland, and invited to governance under the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) in 1990.
As of 2005, there were 6,500 registered players, 350 teams and 21 affiliated leagues in the WFAI. It is governed by a Council of representatives from the Divisional Leagues, meeting quarterly every year. 10 Executive members, elected by the Council to oversee daily operations and functional areas of the organisation including International Affairs, Under Age affairs, National Competitions and Coaching and Development. The WFAI Development Plan calls for four Provincial Councils, set up so that control and decision making remain close to the base of activity.
The Republic of Ireland Women's Football Team fall under the jurisdiction of the WFAI and play in 1st Division FIFA competition, including Women's World Cup qualifying fixtures. There is a national women's league in Ireland with the 2011/2 Winners been Peamount Utd; the leagues are not interconnected. The most important women's league at the moment outside of the National League is the Metropolition Girls League which cover Underage Girls football in Dublin as well as Wicklow, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Westmeath
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