Female Football Week is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the immense growth of women’s football at all levels of the game. Also, to acknowledge and promote the important role women play in developing football.
The objective of Female Football Week is to drive female participation at all levels of the game.
In 2022 Female Football Week will take place from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th May, 2022.
Throughout the week Football NSW and our Association/Clubs will be actively involved in the delivery of female football events including:
- Female football festivals
- Female coaching and refereeing courses
- MiniRoos for Girls Kick-Off programs
For more information on Female Football Week, please contact Denise Robinson (Female Football Manager)
Here are some initiatives you and your club can run in 2022!
- Skills Session: Hold a free skills session for girls aged 9 – 12 during Female Football Week. The skills session to run in line with Football Australia’s National Curriculum Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) and focus on developing fundamental football skills and improve the player’s overall confidence
- Club BBQ: A club BBQ that celebrates females within the club. Important to include all players, coaches, administrators, referees and supporters.
- ‘Come & Try’ Training Session: Host a fun training session to introduce existing and new female players to the club. Training session could include an introduction to skills and to play fun small-sided games, bring a friend and receive information on how to register. Ideal for all age groups.
- Open Training Session: Clubs can host an open training session with senior or first grade teams. Invite your younger players to this session to either watch or train alongside the senior players in your club.
- Club Interviews: Clubs to interview female players, committee members, coaches or referees and share articles, videos and photos through social media and web pages. Interviews/good news stories can be ssent to firstname.lastname@example.org , to be shared on their social media and web pages. Clubs that register their FFW activity will receive customisable promotional FFW material to use.
- MiniRoos Gala Day: MiniRoos Gala Days brings young players together to participate in football matches on smaller fields in a round robin format. The Gala Day can be for registered club teams and children interested in giving football a go. Gala Days will provide girls – who may or may not have played before – the opportunity to experience football in a fun environment. The focus is entirely on enjoyment and participation as there will be no winners or scores recorded, with the only awards for participation or the fair play initiative.
- Game Day Mascots: Game Day mascots can be MiniRoos players, walking out with All-Age or Senior Women’s teams.