NI the host of this summer's UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

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From left, Alfie Wylie, national women's coach; Clare McAllister, Electric Ireland; Sara Booth, UEFA Women's under-19s tournament director and Julie Nelson, women's football ambassador.

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The countdown is on to one of the biggest events in women's football this year - and it's taking place right here.

That's Sara Booth, tournament director for the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.

Matches are being staged across the country after it all kicks off at Windsor Park.


Sara says the tournament is a sign of things to come from the Irish FA.

National women's coach Alfie Wylie agrees there'll be long-term benefits from this summer's event.

It's a big year for Alfie and his team - with the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Julie Nelson is a senior international and women's football ambassador with the Irish FA.

Electric Ireland coming on board as lead sponsor has been described as a huge boost for women's football here.

To support the sponsorship, the company announced details of its campaign Game Changers, which it says "will break down the perceptions that exist around women’s football, celebrate female football talent and most importantly help boost participation rates beyond the current 10,000 Game Changers who currently play football each week across Northern Ireland."

Here's Clare McAllister, sales and marketing manager Electric Ireland.

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