Maya Odd - Photo credit: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images
Maya Odd - Photo credit: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Moya Dodd: Making a difference to female football

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Summerland Football is highlighting the inspirational women on and off the pitch that continue to make a difference to the game in this country

Currently a Committee Member for the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA, Moya was Australia’s first representative, male or female, on football’s world governing body. Having completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Media Law and an MBA, Moya is as well a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport and the IOC’s Athlete Entourage Commission.

Moya has been a strong advocate for higher representation of females at all levels of football, and at the 64th FIFA Congress Moya was instrumental in the 10 Key Development Principles of Women’s Football being approved.

“I would like to see the sport get to a stage where it is unremarkable to be a female in football. I would like to be part of improvements in the game for accessibility and inclusion for everyone, such that it’s no longer remarkable for a woman to be a top coach, or a member of the executive committee, or a country’s president, or a senior executive in marketing or media.

I would like to be a part of that wave of change that will deliver a better game and a better world.”

Photo credit: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images