NRF makes appointment to maximise benefits from FIFA Women’s World Cup

Northern Region Football have appointed Katie Tahana in the newly-established role of Head of Girls and Women’s Football, Leverage and Legacy Lead appointment.

The role has been established to maximise the benefits from New Zealand’s co-hosting of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Announcing the appointment, NRF said:

“Katie loves piloting new programmes and creating fresh approaches to foster growth and development in sporting communities, and can’t wait to work with champions in our club network to make sure we make the most of the FWWC 2023 opportunity to build a legacy for football that’s valuable and long-lasting.”

Tahana grew up beside netball courts and rugby fields, fostering her lifelong love sport.

“She’s passionate about youth and female development in sport, and has worked for a variety of national sporting organisations, regional sports trusts and schools driving change and growth for organisations including New Zealand Cricket and Rugby Turuki Health Care and Auckland Rugby Union,” NRF’s announcement says.

During the summer, Tahana plays representative Kiwi Tag, as well as Dragon Boating and Waka Ama, and spends her winters supporting her daughter in youth football.

She began with NRF on January 9, 2023.

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