About ConcacafW

About ConcacafW

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Concacaf W’s Commitment 

In places where culture is primed to move women in football forward, we empower women and girls of all ages to join, to grow and to thrive. Our attitude is bold because we are more than meets the eye. We make no apologies. Our goal is to strengthen and solidify the progress that has been made for women in the sport, to make it known with full rosters, full stadiums and full hearts that know…WE BELONG.

Concacaf Women’s Football Timeline

1991

  • First Concacaf Women’s Championship in Stade Silvio Cator in Haiti. First match was between Canada and Costa Rica on April 16,1991 and Canada won 6-0. Participants included Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, and Trinidad and Tobago.

  • United States of America wins the first FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup 

1993

  • Second Concacaf Women’s Championship in Long Island, New York. Teams included United States, New Zealand, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago.

1994

  • Third Concacaf Women’s Championship in Montreal Canada.

1996

  • United States win a gold medal, while simultaneously hosting the first Women’s Football Olympic Tournament.

1998

  • First Zonal Qualifications to the Concacaf Women’s Championship.

  • Canada wins first Concacaf Women’s Championship title.

1999

  • The United States hosted the Women's World Cup 1999 and drew a sell-out crowd of 90,185 in the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, while simultaneously beating China in penalty kicks which crowned them champions of the 99' World Cup.

  • First Women’s Football Tournament at the Pan-American Games. United States medal gold, Mexico silver, and Canada Bronze.

2000

  • Concacaf first Women’s Gold Cup in the United States. USA wins their 4th Concacaf Women’s Championship/Gold Cup title.

2002

  • Panama Qualifies to their first-ever Concacaf Women’s Championship

  • Canada and United States joint host Concacaf Gold Cup. United States earns it’s 5th title.

  • Trinidad and Tobago host first Concacaf U-19 Women’s Championship.

  • United States wins first FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup hosted in Canada.

2003

  • Canada medals silver at the Pan-American game and Mexico medals Bronze.

2004

  • Canada wins first U-19 Concacaf Women’s Championship title.

  • First Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Championship in Costa Rica.

  • Mexico qualifiers to the 2004 Olympics in Athens by beating Canada 2-1 in the semi-finals.

2006

  • United States wins first U-19 Concacaf Women’s Championship title.

2007

  • United States medals silver at the Pan-American game and Canada medals Bronze.

2008

  • First ever U-17 Concacaf Women’s Championship hosted in Trinidad and Tobago where United States won first place, Costa Rica second, and Canada third. 

2009

  • Guyana qualified to their first Concacaf Women’s Championship.

2010

  • Trinidad and Tobago host the 2010 U-17 Women’s World Cup

  • Canada wins the Concacaf Women’s Championship for the second time in program history

  • Mexico beat the United States for the first time in history

  • Canada earns their first Concacaf Women’s U-17 Title after defeating Mexico.

2011

  • Guatemala and Dominican Republic qualified to their first Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifiers Championship.

  • Haiti qualified to their first-ever Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship.

  • Canada medals gold at the Panamerican game and Mexico medals Bronze.

2012

  • Two Concacaf Nations medal at the London Olympics: USA–Gold and Canada – Bronze

  • Panama comes in 4th place for the first-time in program history at Concacaf’s U-17 and U-20 Championships

2013

  • Leadership Roles. The General Secretary of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) and now President of TCIFA, Sonia Fulford was appointed a member of the Concacaf Council. She is a FIFA and Concacaf Council member since 2013.

  • Mexico earned its first Concacaf Women's U-17 Championship title in history after beating Canada.

2014

  • The Confederation hosted both of FIFA Women’s World Cups in Canada and Costa Rica – the U-17 and U-20, respectively.

  • Concacaf conducted the first-ever Under-15 tournament for girls in the Cayman Islands. Champion: Canada. The competition focuses squarely on providing access to the game for girls, exposing them to the benefits of football on and off the field.

  • Let’s Develop Women’s Football Summit in Philadelphia

  • Costa Rica beats Mexico for the first-time in program history which led them to be top of the group.

  • Costa Rica beats Trinidad and Tobago at the Concacaf Women’s Championship on penalties making them the first Central American team to Qualify to the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

2015

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada drew a total attendance record of more than 135 million, setting a new total attendance record for a FIFA competition other than the FIFA World Cup.

  • Canada hosts the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

  • Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to qualify to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

  • USA wins FIFA Women’s World Cup

  • First Concacaf Women’s Football Day. A unique opportunity for girls and women to play the game. Provided a platform to raise awareness of the women’s growing participation in the sport. 38 MAs participated.

  • Mexico medals Bronze at the Panamerican Game

2016

  • Concacaf U-15 Girls Championship. 22 teams from across the Concacaf region, as well as invitee Venezuela from CONMEBOL, participated in the tournament, held in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

  • CANWNT won soccer bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. It also won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.

  • Concacaf Women’s Football Day. 41 Member Associations participated in the initiative hosting grassroots festivals, football skills challenges, and tournaments.

2017

  • Concacaf Women’s Football Day. Concacaf hosted its third annual Women’s Football Day. As the focus of the Women’s Football Day 2017, the Confederation officially kicked off the preparations for the 2018 Concacaf U-15 Girls’ Championship. Each Member Association was encouraged to host an activity aimed at training its U-15 team.

2018

  • Haiti becomes the first Caribbean country on the women’s side to qualify to a World Cup at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.

  • Mexico earned its first Concacaf Women's U-20 Championship title in history after beating USA.

  • Jamaica made history, first Caribbean team to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France at the senior level.

  • The FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay would prove to be another showcase for Concacaf women’s football, as Mexico squared off against Canada in the semifinals making for the first ever all-Concacaf semifinal at a FIFA women’s youth tournament. The final was refereed by a trio of Concacaf officials.

  • A 1-0 Mexico win gave El Tricolor a first-ever berth in a FIFA Women’s World Cup Final… And we also had a trio of women’s referees from Canada and Jamaica in the final.

  • At the senior team level, U.S., Canada and Jamaica booked their places to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France following the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship.

  • The U.S. won its eighth Concacaf title, but stealing the headlines was Jamaica, first time Caribbean country to qualify for a senior Women’s World Cup.

  • Established a dedicated women’s football department, led by former Canadian international Karina LeBlanc.

2019

  • Launched Women’s Football Strategic Plan

  • Three Concacaf teams in the FIFA Women’s World Cup (Canada, Jamaica and USA)

  • US women's soccer team wins its fourth World Cup.

  • First-ever Coaching Program exclusively for women, by women 

  • D License W Program in Guatemala

  • First Concacaf NextPlay event for girls in Barbados 

  • Costa Rica medals Bronze at the Panamerican Games

2020

  • Concacaf Olympic Women’s Qualifiers in the USA

  • Second edition of the Concacaf NextPlay program for girls in the Dominican Republic 

2021

- Kathyn Nesbitt First Women AR to be appointed to a Scotiabank Concacaf League Final

- Dianne Ferreira, first woman to assess a Men’s Olympic Qualifier.

- Concacaf Men’s World Cup Qualifiers March 2021

- Francia González, Karen Díaz, Odette Hamilton, Kathryn Nesbitt, Jennifer Garner, Brooke Mayo, and Tori Penso, first women to officiate a Men’s World Cup Qualifier.

- Patricia Miranda and María Isabel Tovar, first women to assess a Men’s World Cup Qualifier.

- First We Belong Series – International Women’s Day

- First virtual D License W for Nicaragua

- Leaders of Tomorrow program launched for women coaches and Team Captains of WU17 teams (virtually)

- W Webinar Series

- Featured speakers so far: FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer Sarai Bareman, Concacaf President Victor Montagliani, Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio