Ciara McCormack: The Surprising Side Effect of my UEFA B Course

So I went to the UEFA B Licence in Dublin June. I haven’t really talked much about it, namely cause it was smack dab in the middle of a crazy time for me, but it was one of the best and most memorable weeks of my life.

First of all, I was the only female in a crew of 40 male fellow UEFA B seekers, and 6 male instructors. Being that I haven’t been on the Bachelorette before, this was an entirely new experience for me, and I was completely intimidated at first (After walking into the lobby of men directly off my red-eye, a direct quote to myself was, “Ciara why the hell do you put yourself into these situations.”)

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Ciara McCormack, An Irish International has played women’s soccer at most levels in more countries then I cared to count. Among some of her man y accomplishments she founded girlsCAN Football in 2002, an organization dedicated to providing role models for female players. girlsCAN has run all-girl camps, clinics and seminars across Canada since 2002, and recently expanded into Connecticut, USA in 2011. National team and professional level women’s players lead the programs.