Clubs and zones across the state will join Football Queensland (FQ) in celebrating rebel Female Football Week in 2020.
Kicking off on International Women’s Day this Sunday, 8 March, rebel Female Football Week will run until Sunday, 15 March 2020 as celebrations and events are held across Queensland.
rebel Female Football Week is a nation-wide initiative which aims to celebrate the outstanding achievements of women and girls in football, and the men in football who champion female participation in all areas of the game.
FQ Participation Manager Kerry Hammersley said the governing body was looking forward to celebrating rebel Female Football Week and promoting women and girls’ participation.
“We can’t wait to celebrate rebel Female Football Week again in 2020 and host a number of events including a MiniRoos celebration gala and a 7-a-side tournament with rebel Sports staff here at Meakin Park,” Hammersley said.
“We’re also excited to support our clubs and zones across the state who are joining us in celebrating rebel Female Football Week by hosting their own events.
“We encourage all Queenslanders to get involved in the celebrations by posting photo and video content on social media with the hashtag #YehTheGirls and bringing along their family and friends to attend some of the many events that are happening throughout the week.”
Throughout rebel Female Football Week, FQ will host a number of courses and events including a MiniRoos celebration gala, a grassroots coaching course for the Under 12, Under 14 and Under 15 QAS Girls players, and a 7-a-side rebel staff tournament at Meakin Park.
Queensland’s rebel Female Football Award winners will also be recognised throughout the week.
Among the activities planned across the state are a number of female-only level 4 referee courses, grassroots coaching courses and girls come-and-try sessions.
Cairns will play host to a Girls in Football Gala Night featuring a come-and-try session, small sided matches and an inflatable field, while in South West Queensland all Toowoomba Football Leagues Senior Women’s Round 2 matches will be played in one venue across the day, with clubs invited to bring along their female junior players as mascots.
Elsewhere, clubs will hold their own festivities including development sessions for all age groups and a morning tea at UQFC’s Female Football Morning, a girls skill coaching session at Wolves FC and a Girls SAP carnival alongside a come-and-try day for girls at Eastern Suburbs FC, among others.