Queensland clubs and participants will have the opportunity to join Football Queensland in celebrating 100 years of women’s football ahead of the upcoming centenary event.
Friday, 24 September will mark 100 years since the first public game of women’s football in Australia was held at the Gabba in 1921 between North Brisbane and South Brisbane.
“Football Queensland is incredibly proud to celebrate this important milestone for the women’s game on the upcoming anniversary of the first public women’s match,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“As we recognise the past, present and future of the women’s game in Australia, the celebration of 100 years of women’s football presents a wonderful opportunity for participants and clubs at all levels of the game to get involved in their own way.
“We’re encouraging clubs to acknowledge their Champions of Women’s Football, male or female, via their website and social media channels, and to consider programs that can be run to engage participants and welcome more women and girls to their club such as come and try days or exhibition matches.
“Football Queensland will support clubs in the delivery of these events and programs by providing toolkits and graphic design assistance through the Club Support Hub.
“As part of the centenary celebrations, Football Queensland will also deliver free Girls Development Holiday Programs across the state in September which are designed to upskill women and girls over two days with a MiniRoos coaching course and Level 4 referee course.
“We look forward to seeing our Queensland clubs and participants join us in celebrating 100 years of women’s football as we prepare to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup here in Australia in 2023.”
If your club has any queries, contact FQ’s Manager – Participation Women and Girls Kate Lawson on email@example.com