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Kuala Lumpur: AFC Vice President Moya Dodd has expressed confidence that the ground breaking AFC Women’s Football Day will serve as a catalyst for making the game more accessible for girls and women across Asia. 

Commenting on Sunday’s historic initiative former Australia international Dodd told

“I am delighted to see that the inaugural AFC Women's Football Day has triggered activities in dozens of countries around Asia.  Girls’ grassroots days, women’s football festivals and carnivals, seminars, female referee workshops and various other activities will take place today around the continent.  

“It's a credit to our Member Associations and their commitment to make football accessible for girls and women.” 

Dodd, who is also Chairperson of the AFC Women’s Committee, continued: “This is a historic moment for football, as the AFC is the first confederation to have such an event.   

“I hope today opens new opportunities for greater participation, recognition and advancement for women in football across Asia."