Women's Under-17: Headlines

WU17 EURO elite round draw made

Friday 23 November 2018 12.20 CET

Holders Spain will meet former champions Poland, Sweden and Slovakia after the elite round draw was made.

2019/20 #WU17EURO qualifying round draw

Friday 23 November 2018 9.39 CET

The 2019/20 qualifying round draw has been made, setting the first steps on the road to Sweden.

Women's U17 EURO qualifying round report

Monday 29 October 2018 11.48 CET

The elite round line-up is set, with 26 teams earning spots alongside Germany and holders Spain in the 23 November draw.

Women's U17 facts and figures

Monday 1 October 2018 17.36 CET

The records, statistics and facts from the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship.

Famous faces back new Together #WePlayStrong TV campaign

Thursday 20 September 2018 10.00 CET

Europe's most famous footballing families are supporting a new TV campaign by UEFA which calls on dads to encourage their daughters to play football.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA.com Goal of the Season vote

Tuesday 28 August 2018 12.00 CET

Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick for Real Madrid against his current club Juventus has been voted UEFA.com Goal of the Season.

#WePlayStrong trails star-studded feature films

Monday 20 August 2018 12.00 CET

Nilla Fischer, Fran Kirby and Shanice van de Sanden feature in UEFA's new Strong Is... mini-series.

Meet Rita Ora with UEFA's 'What is Strong?' campaign

Wednesday 4 July 2018 16.00 CET

Rita Ora is offering fans an opportunity to meet her as part of UEFA's newest women's football initiative.

Women's Under-17 EURO team of the tournament

Monday 18 June 2018 13.30 CET

Runners-up Germany outnumber champions Spain four to three in the official #WU17EURO team of the tournament.

Germany's Martinez equals UEFA finals scoring record

Monday 21 May 2018 20.29 CET

Germany's Shekiera Martinez, at 16, has written herself into UEFA's record books by scoring nine goals in a final tournament.

Spain win #WU17EURO: at a glance

Monday 21 May 2018 20.05 CET

Spain ended Germany's two-year reign as champions to claim their fourth title.

#WU17EURO finals: all the results

Monday 21 May 2018 19.54 CET

Spain won their fourth title by beating Germany in the final while Finland pipped England to the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

UEFA and Rita Ora pair up to support #WePlayStrong

Monday 14 May 2018 10.00 CET

UEFA is delighted to announce it will be the official sponsor of Rita Ora's The Girls Tour as part of our Together #WePlayStrong campaign.

Womens football

Hegerberg happy to share the love as role model

Friday 11 May 2018 8.05 CET

For Norwegian international striker Ada Hegerberg, inspiring the next generation of women's players is a personal goal. In an interview which appears in the Women's U17 EURO tournament programme, we hear that the Olympique Lyonnais star wants budding young players to feel her same love of the game.

Women's Under-17 EURO elite round report

Saturday 31 March 2018 16.42 CET

Holders Germany, former winners Spain and Poland, England, the Netherlands, Finland and Italy have joined hosts Lithuania in May's finals.


Managing and organising modern-day football is a challenging task. The complex infrastructures and mechanisms that are now in place mean that professional and qualified people are required to grow and lead the game throughout Europe.UEFA's role is to promote, protect and develop football, with the organisation caring deeply about the long-term well-being of the sport in Europe. Part of UEFA's mission is to ensure that the game is nurtured across the continent, which includes guiding and educating people who work in football at all levels."In connection with UEFA's core mission of promoting, protecting and developing the game, the UEFA Academy will make sure that, no matter where they are in their careers, everyone working in football has the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge they need to continuously elevate the game," said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin.Over the last decade, UEFA has shown a strong commitment to championing the values of education. With the number of programmes continuing to rise, these learning initiatives have now been combined under the umbrella of the recently unveiled UEFA Academy. This also makes it easier for potential applicants to find the course that is right for them.What does the UEFA Academy offer?Over a thousand people have already graduated from UEFA's various educational programmes, including members from all 55 UEFA national associations – many of whom have managed to advance their careers from these initiatives.At present UEFA offers 15 courses, six of which feature an academic certificate. These cater for a diverse audience, from former footballers to those working in football bodies around the continent and beyond, via those looking to specialise in particular disciplines such as law or medical education."Football is a beautifully simple game but the organisation of the sport has become a very complex industry," said UEFA's head of national associations education and research, Thomas Junod. "One just has to look at UEFA, where there are hundreds of people all involved in different football specialities. Therefore it is vitally important that we can provide educational programmes to train people in activities as diverse as football competition management or dealing with medical and legal aspects within the game."Aside from the specific programmes for coaches and referees devised by UEFA's specialised units, the UEFA Academy proposes development opportunities for everyone working in the football industry.The UEFA Academy is split into five main pillars of learning:• Management programmes – UEFA offers three different initiatives: the UEFA Certificate in Football Management (UEFA CFM), the UEFA Diploma in Football Leadership and Management (UEFA DFLM) and the Executive Master in Sport Governance (MESGO). These courses cater for people at different stages of their careers and afford excellent understandings of how the footballing landscape operates.Programmes for specialists – These programmes are suitable for specialists in certain fields: Law, Medical, Football and Social Responsibility (FSR) and Events. These initiatives give professionals the chance to enhance their careers within their respective domains.• Programmes for players – These programmes grant players a route into a second career in football and provide them with recommendations and advice in specific fields such as financial management. The soon-to-be-launched UEFA for Players will lend assistance to players during their careers in a whole range of different categories, from dealing with the media to avoiding the pitfalls of match-fixing. Knowledge sharing and research – These initiatives notably allow an opportunity for researchers and scientists to apply for grants through the UEFA Research programme and enable national associations to access best practices on a vast number of domains through the UEFA PLAY platform.• On-demand education – The UEFA Academy listens to the needs of stakeholders in football and, upon request, is able to develop tailor-made programmes for sports institutions. The UEFA Academy has developed a practical-oriented programme for the general secretaries of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) as part of the UEFA ASSIST scheme.Anyone can joinFinding a path to working in football administration can be daunting. However, the UEFA Academy is now opening its doors to members of the general public who will have the chance to enrol on the UEFA Certificate in Football Management (UEFA CFM) programme.The UEFA CFM will appeal to those working in or connected to the football industry. The nine-month course already has over 800 graduates and is based on a blended learning concept, which involves face-to-face seminars, online learning modules and written academic assignments.Those graduating will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the soccer industry from all angles as well as having the opportunity to strengthen their managerial skills."There are a lot of people who are connected and interested in football but who did not have the opportunity to join the UEFA Certificate in Football Management because they do not work at a national association," said Junod."The open edition of the UEFA CFM now gives the opportunity to anyone connected with football to access this programme which can be considered as a reference in the football industry. This open edition will be accessible to those who still want to remain in full-time employment, as the course is specially adapted to suit their needs."UEFA will continue to monitor the changing climate of European football. It is imperative for the UEFA Academy to remain innovative and that the programmes are constantly updated to meet changing needs and expectations.By ensuring that people involved in football are given chances to learn and expand their understanding of the industry, the UEFA Academy aims to help the game remain the world's number one sport.For more in-depth information about the UEFA Academy and the courses it has to offer, please visit the UEFA Academy website: https://uefaacademy.com/