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Hope Powell wants England to be the leading nation in women’s football by 2018.
At Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, the England Women’s National Coach helped unveil The FA’s five-year strategy for the women’s game, entitled ‘Game Changer’.
And she hopes this five-point plan is the beginning of the Three Lions’ climb to the top of the pile.
Powell explained to FATV: “There are a few strands to it.
“The Elite Performance Unit will make sure our best talent gets to the top, it’s about commercial deals for the women’s game, it’s about participation, it’s about growing the game. It’s about all those things we need to make sure the women’s game reaches the levels we want it to reach.
“For me, I don’t see why we can’t be the leading nation in women’s football.
“We look at Germany and what they are doing and if I had to pick a leading nation it would definitely be Germany. For us this is a starting point and I’m hoping down the line we can be the leading nation.”
Powell was joined at Wembley by FA General Secretary Alex Horne, FA Head of National Game Kelly Simmons and England Women’s international Steph Houghton.
Horne said: “The [ideal] outcome for me will be more women and girls playing the game.
“We’re already the fourth largest participation sport in the country. I think within five years we can be number two.”
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