Confidence is key to success, says FIFA legend

Always have confidence in yourselves, which is the key to success, says FIFA legend, Alex Scott.

Scott was among a diverse range of FIFA speakers at a recent workshop for local female sports journalists, hosted by the Women in News and Sport (WINS) program in Port Moresby.

WINS hosted the workshop in conjunction with the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016.

She was in the country for four days, promoting women's football and the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 by visiting schools and communities.

Scott said: “It’s about building confidence, standing up, speaking and delivering messages and being role models to be strong, powerful, independent women and believing in yourself.”

“We need more leaders and more women to pass on the message and be role models.”

She also encouraged women to stand up and fight for the rights of women.

“It’s time for us to start asking and knocking down doors to achieve better results.”

Scott is only the seventh player to earn 100 England caps and is currently England’s second most capped player (both male and female).

She competed at the U19 and U21 levels for England, including the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship 2002 in Canada.

For the senior team, Scott has played at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2007, 2011 and 2015 and was named in the FIFA All-Star team after Germany 2011.

She won the bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada in 2015.

Quintina Naime