Football Queensland (FQ) is pleased to announce that this year’s Female Football Week will be held between 2 March and 10 March 2019, coinciding with International Women’s Day.
Throughout the week, FQ will facilitate events and activities dedicated to female football development, including a gender equity workshop, female-only referee and coach education courses. Details of statewide female only coaching courses can also be found at www.footballqueensland.com.au.
The Westfield Matildas will also play a friendly match against Korea Republic at Suncorp Stadium on March 3rd, giving Queensland football fans an opportunity to see the nation’s best footballers in action.
FQ Chief Executive Officer Richard Griffiths said he was looking forward to the opportunity to recognise the important role that women play in all aspects of the game, as players, coaches, referees, volunteers and administrators.
“Female Football Week provides a great opportunity to focus not only on the development of female football in Queensland, but also to celebrate and encourage female participation in all areas of the game,” Griffiths said.
FQ Women & Girls Development Officer Kerry Hammersley said Female Football Week is not only about celebrating the work women and girls do but also the crucial role male champions play in developing the game.
“Female Football Week continues to grow stronger each year and we’re excited by the overwhelming support we receive from so many men and women across the state.
“We encourage clubs to share their plans for the week so we can show girls how accessible and welcoming the game is here in Queensland.”
The winners of the Queensland Female Football Awards will be nominated for Football Federation Australia (FFA)’s rebel Female Football Awards in the following categories:
- Community Female Player of the Year
- Community Female Coach of the Year
- Female Administrator of the Year
- Community Female Referee of the Year
- Community Male Champion of the Year
Nominations for these awards are now open and can be submitted here. Nominations close on Tuesday, 5 February and winners of FFA’s rebel Female Football Awards will be announced on Friday, 8 March.
For more information about the rebel Female Football Awards, please contact Kerry Hammersley on firstname.lastname@example.org