Halla Gunnarsdóttir announced her candidacy to become the next director of the Football Association in Iceland (KSÍ) yesterday. Elections will be held February 10.
If elected, Gunnarsdóttir would be the first female director of KSÍ.
“I see football as a lifestyle, this is such a popular sport and I want everyone to be able to take part in it,” Gunnarsdóttir told RÚV. “The director of KSÍ should always stick up for football and spread its popularity further.”
She said that the former director, Eggert Magnússon, had made many improvements to the situation of football in Iceland, but that she would like to see more focus on the female league and on younger teams, not just on professional male players.
Gunnarsdóttir is a teacher and a journalist and has played football with three Icelandic teams in the past.
Other candidates are Geir Steinsson, the current manager of KSÍ, and Jafet Ólafsson, former managing director of VSB investment bank.