Football Queensland is celebrating 100 years of women’s football which kicked off with the first public match at the Gabba on 24 September 1921.
This is an incredible milestone for football in Australia and a timely celebration as we prepare to welcome the FIFA Women’s World Cup to our shores in 2023.
Celebrations and activities during the year include:
GET INVOLVED IN THE CELEBRATIONS
Girls United Social Football Programs
The Girls United Social Football Program is for women and girls who are new or returning to football.
The program is designed to cater to women and girls of all ages and ability levels through fun football activities and small sided games.
Each session runs for one hour and includes an introductory warm-up session followed by a short, fun game on a small field.
Clubs can also use the program as a recruitment tool to help build their female football program. Click on the link below to learn more.
Champions of Women’s Football
Clubs are encouraged to celebrate their Champions of Women’s Football through their digital channels utilising free marketing resources created by FQ.
The Champions of Women’s Football may include past or present club members and provides the club with an opportunity to recognise and reward key members for their contribution.
Football Queensland will be sharing content from clubs that use the tag #CentenarySeason.
Come & Try Day + Program
Host a ‘Come and Try’ or other welcoming event. Follow up the event with a free participation program at your club. This can be run by FQ or by your club coaches/volunteers.
Engage your target market and lead into paid programs and/or the 2022 season.
- U5-11: Come and Try Day -> MiniRoos Kick Off Program -> 2022 MiniRoos season
- U12-18: Come and Try Day -> 2-4 Week Skills Program -> Summer Football/2022 Divisional Football
- Women (social): Meet and Greet BBQ Event -> Kick On for Women Program -> Summer Football/2022 City League/Walking Football
- Players from culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds: Come and Try Day -> Girls United Program -> Summer Football/2022 Season
Some suggestions include:
- Women’s team vs club administrators/coaching staff
- Women’s team vs ‘Select 11’ Junior Girls (Best U14-18 players)
- MiniRoos girls match on your main pitch under lights
- Combine junior girls and senior women into teams to play each other
Build the relationship between the seniors and juniors at your club by having players act as mascots for games.
- Junior girls as mascots for men’s/women’s team
- walk players out
- ball girls
- half time game/cross bar challenge
- best sign/cheering competition
- Mix it up! Have your men’s/women’s team as mascots for junior girls! Show your senior players (both men and women) are championing the next generation of Matildas!
- Progress into a buddy/mentor program between senior and junior players
MiniRoos Coaching Course
Run a FREE MiniRoos coaching course for girls and women at your club. Click HERE to register your interest and get started.
Level 4 Referee Course
Run a Level 4 Referee Course for girls and women at your club. Contact us to express your interest and host a course.
For more information or assistance, contact Kate Lawson – firstname.lastname@example.org