The 2024 UEFA Women's Champions League final provides a unique opportunity to promote more girls and women playing football; to set an inspirational example that will serve to strengthen the future of our sport.

This event would be meaningless if it were not to leave a legacy in the form of the growth and development of women's football in the Bilbao region and in the context of the country as a whole.

This is why the RFEF is looking into working in order to provide girls and women with greater access to a safe and equality-based sport.


  • We want to increase the number of licences for girls aged between 11 and 18 in the Basque Country next season.
  • We intend to create new women's clubs in the 2024/2025 season.
  • Next season, we want to see more affiliated female referees.
  • We will promote initiatives that bring refereeing and its role in how the sport evolves closer together.
  • We will encourage and motivate women to become coaches in order to increase the number of female coaches.
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How will we do this?

  • By means of an inspirational campaign counting on the active involvement of top female ambassadors 
  • A programme centred on women's refereeing and their role in the game. 
  • A female school tournament (for ages 6 to 11) for schools and clubs in Biscay, with matches played against the backdrop of the final. 
  • Activities at the main clubs' facilities in the Basque Country, with ambassador visits for more than 1,500 girls between the ages of 6 and 10. We plan to get approximately 30 schools involved during the two months leading up to the Women's Champions League final.

About the activities

1,500 female players, 64 teams each with at least 23 players, will play in a 6-round tournament. Clubs and schools will be able to treat the tournament as a kick-off for the next season.

The winning team will visit San Mamés.

Players, referees and coaches will give talks in educational environments about their careers and life experiences, serving as a point of reference for school pupils.

Activities with players, workshops and talks will give a chance to experience what being an elite female player feels like.


Girls who take part in the activities will get the chance to meet female referees themselves who will explain and show them how refereeing teams play an important role in football.

Girls taking part in the activities will also benefit from work days with female coaches designed to arouse their interest in coaching from the sidelines.