What is Female Football Week?
Female Football Week is a nation-wide initiative aimed at promoting female participation and celebrating the contributions of women and girls across all parts of the game.
In 2023, Football Queensland will celebrate women and girls in football starting with Women’s Football Round on 12-14 May coinciding with Mother’s Day, and continuing through to Female Football Week on 19-28 May.
It provides an important platform for discussion on how we can continue to drive female participation at all levels of the game, something which is a strong focus for Football Queensland as we work to grow the women’s game across the state in the lead-up to and beyond the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Queensland clubs are encouraged to host an activity, female-only coaching course or event to celebrate Female Football Week.
Female Football Seminar - SWQ Thunder
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Harristown State High School – Lecture Theatre
About: Hosted by the Senior Women’s Captain & Be23Ready ambassador Mel Lloyd and Under 17’s coach & board member Trent Knack, the night will feature an array of local born talent.
Former Matilda Lana Harch, former Brisbane Roar player Abbey Lloyd, QAS head coach Liz Doherty, current Brisbane Roar attacker Mariel Hecher and current Manchester United youth squad member Layla Proctor will discuss the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup and share stories of playing and coaching at a professional level. More info here.
Female Football Event - Capalaba FC
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Capalaba Bulldogs Football Club, John Frederick Park
About: An evening celebrating the contributions of women and girls at the club, including;
- MiniRoos training, football tennis + more
- Club Female Champions speakers and Q&A session (Women’s coach, players and male champion)
- Buddy/Mentor Program establishment
Women and Girls Event - Simrik Football Club
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Springfield Central Sports Complex
About: A day of social football for Women and Girls of all skill levels.
Female Football Extravaganza - North Lakes United
Time: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Kinsellas Sporting Complex
About: Celebrating Female Football Week with all of our competitive women’s teams, including our FQPL 3 Women, playing back-to-back at Kinsellas Sporting Complex. Come down for an evening of celebrations and entertaining football!
Female Football Event - Redlynch Strikers United
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Calanna Park
About: Exhibition match between the Redlynch Strikers junior girls teams as a curtain raiser to the Senior Women’s match.
Female Football Festival - Virginia United FC
Time: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Virginia United Football Club
About: Celebrating Female Football Week with Female Football Festival! Showcasing our FQ Academy U13 & U15 Girls, FQPL 1 U23’s and Senior Women’s matches against Western United from 2pm. U6, U7 & U8 teams will take to the field for mini games before the Senior team kicks off at 6pm. Activities include an inflatable obstacle course, inflatable football field, jumping castle, face painting, football games & challenges + more! Food, drinks, raffles and prizes are on offer throughout the day! More info here.
Female Football Week - Burdekin FC
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Burdekin Bowls Club and Ayr Anzac Club
About: We’re kicking off Female Football Week with a game of bowls followed by a futsal match between mixed senior and junior teams, before heading to the Aye Anzac Memorial Club (Senior women’s team sponsor) for a team dinner. The following night, the senior women will host the junior girls team at a special training session. Friday night sees the senior women play at International Park, with junior girls playing MiniRoos games before kick off and walking out with the senior team with activities running throughout the evening. On Saturday morning our senior women will head down to the junior games where they will referee, mentor and help out in the canteen.
She Can, She Will Workshop - Magic United
Female Football Celebrations - Peninsula Power
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Venue: A J Kelly Park
About: Celebrating the Women & Girls involved with our club at our NPL Women’s home game. Girls will be invited to listen to the team talk, walk out with the senior team and take part in half-time games.
Female Football Week Coaching Session - MA Olympic
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Olympic Park
About: Celebrate Female Football Week by joining us for an evening of coaching & small-sided games.
Pearls of Bargara - Pop up Practice & Picnic - Bargara FC
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Bargara Football Club
About: Focused all girls training session for girls that are 2023 players or interested in playing in the future. Our female Coaching Director, Senior Women and Youth Ambassadors will be on hand to support and mentor our junior girls. Please bring a plate to share at our pop up picnic at the conclusion of the event!
Throughout Female Football Week, clubs are encouraged to run activities to engage with female participants.
See below some suggestions of events and activities that clubs can host.
Female Only Community Coaching Course
Social Media Promotion
Recognise Your Club Champions
MiniRoos Come and Try day
Bring-a-friend to training day
Junior Girls Mascot for Senior Games
Female Football Festival/Gala Day
A combination of any of the previously mentioned activities could all be implemented into one, family-friendly day. The added bonus of being a specific day, promoted club wide, is a good opportunity for any fund-raising initiatives for your club.
Girls Skills Coaching Session
The 2023 Female Football Week Awards are back and will again recognise the outstanding achievements and efforts of individuals and clubs across the state.
Award winners will be featured across the FQ website and social media channels during Female Football Week from Friday, 19 May to Sunday, 28 May as the Queensland football community celebrates the women and girls who make a difference in all parts of the game, and may be shortlisted as nominees for the National Female Football Week Awards.
In 2023, nominations can be submitted for the following categories:
- FFW Player of the Year
- FFW Coach of the Year
- FFW Referee of the Year
- FFW Volunteer of the Year
- FFW Ally Champion of the Year
- FFW Club of the Year (state award only)