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 2022, Football Queensland celebrated Female Football Week from 6-13 May starting with Female Football Round coinciding with Mothers Day.
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.
Congratulations to the 2022 Female Football Week Award Winners & Nominees listed below!
Saints Eagles Souths Football Club
Katrina’s dedication to the club and children she coaches is described as “unparalleled” and she is committed to developing her young players both on and off the field by instilling values and lessons that they can take with them through life.
Central FC Gladstone
Rebecca is one of the most capped female players in the Central Coast region with a playing career spanning over 35 years, and her peers describe her as a “competitive but classy” footballer who has been instrumental in supporting and progressing women’s football.
Redlands United FC
An infectiously passionate supporter of the women’s game, Giles is described as “uplifting, encouraging, enthusiastic and resourceful in building women’s football,” proactively advocating for equal and adequate opportunities for female players.
Currently in her 13th year as a match official, Taylah is committed to giving back to the game by supporting the development of emerging female referees across the state.
Instrumental in navigating Toowong through the COVID-19 pandemic with her communication and coordination efforts and leading the club’s recent flood recovery, Rebecca has also encouraged and facilitated extraordinary levels of volunteer involvement throughout the club.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL CLUB
With a strong focus on enhancing and nurturing female football within its community since its inception, Bargara FC prides itself on cultivating an inclusive environment for women and girls in roles throughout all parts of the club, beginning with its female-led executive team.
Throughout Female Football Week, clubs and zones 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