Female Football Week



Female Football Week 2022

Date: 6th May – 15th May

Female Football Week is a national initiative which gives the football community the chance to celebrate the immense growth of the women’s game and acknowledge existing players, coaches, referees and administrators in football.

Club Event Registration

 

 

2022 EVENTS SCHEDULE


Monday 9 May – Coaching Masterclass

  • 5:45pm – 8:15pm
  • Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility ( Zoom for workshop component)

Football Australia, in collaboration with Northern NSW Football, will be presenting the 2022 Female Football Week Coaching Masterclass. Join us and Rae Dower – Women’s Technical Advisor & Head Coach Women’s U17 (Football Australia).

The Masterclass will consist of two components:
1) Talent ID Workshop (5:45pm – 7pm)
2) Practical application of Talent ID while assessing an Elite Match (7pm – 8:15pm)

*For those with an advanced License, you will be accredited with 10 CPD points.

Register here


Tuesday 10 May – Kick-On for Women Five5 Open Session 

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility

Come and join us at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility to try our modified league for women, Kick-On for Women FIVE5!

Kick-On for Women FIVE5 is an extension of the Kick-On for Women program in which we will play 4 x 10 minute quarters on the synthetic five-a-side fields. The league remains consistent with the Kick-On for Women philosophy of fun, inclusion and social connectedness through football. This event is for all females aged 16+ that are wanting to try football for the first time or return to the game after some time off.

Register here


Wednesday 11 May – Walking Football Open Session 

  • 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility

Walking Football is a social, small-sided version of football specifically modified for older Australians. 

Walking Football focuses on passing rather than speed/running; flexible with its formats and accessible to the community and prospective players and highlights the health, well-being and social benefits of regular football and exercise activities for older people. 

Register here


Friday 13 May  –  Referee Masterclass 

  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility or Online via Zoom

Hear from world class Referee Kate Jacewicz at our Referee Masterclass this Female Football Week. Whether you’re an aspiring or seasoned referee, join us as Kate details her experiences as a professional referee at major events such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Women’s World Cups, Izuz Ute A-League and Liberty A-League.

Register here


Saturday 14 May – Networking and Awards Night 

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of our women in football and our volunteers who have donated hours of service to growing and improving the women and girls game throughout northern NSW.

Football Australia’s General Manager – World Cup Legacy Programs, Carlee Millikin will join us to speak about Football Australia’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Legacy Plan (Legacy ’23) and how this will impact football for women and girls in the coming years. Along with this we will award the 2022 NNSWF Female Football Week Award Winners & the 2022 NNSWF Advanced Coaching Scholarship for Women recipients.

Light refreshments will be provided and we invite you to stay and watch the National Premier League Women’s Match of the Round.

Register here


Tuesday 24 May – Primary School Gala Day

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility

A fun day for primary aged students in years 3&4 and 5&6 to come and try football in a fun and social environment. Not just for those 
who have played before – we encourage schools to bring students that want to try football for the first time! 

Register here


Thursday 26 May – High School Gala Day 

  • 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility

A fun day for high school aged students in years 7&8 and 9&10 to come and try football in a fun and social environment. Not just for those 
who have played before – we encourage schools to bring students that want to try football for the first time! 

Register here


2022 REGISTERED CLUBS EVENTS

Hunter Region

Toronto Awaba

Date: Friday, 6 May 2022

Time: 6:30pm onwards

Location: Finnan Oval, Blackalls Park

Description: Join us as we watch our Friday night A grade women play. Accompanied by our junior players, our all age women will take the field to play Singleton Strikers. We will have raffles in support of HBCF, activities for the kids and a club BBQ.


Broadmeadow Magic FC

Date: Friday, 6 May 2022

Time: 7:30pm onwards

Location: Magic Park, Hamilton

Description: Join us as our National Premier League Women take on Newcastle Olympic this Friday night! Our young JDL girls will be player mascots for the senior players and walk them out onto the field.


Hamilton Azzurri

Date: Saturday, 7 May 2022

Time: 11:00am to 9:00pm

Location: Hexham Park, Hexham

Description: Join us as we host our annual “Ladies Day”. There will be finger food, champagne, and activities all serving as fundraisers for our selected female orientated charity.


University of Newcastle Women’s Football Club

Date: Sunday, 8 May 2022

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Ray Watt Oval, Callaghan

Description: Join us on our Mother’s Day match day to celebrate the amazing women and girls we have in our club!


Dudley Redhead United Seniors SC

Date: Sunday, 8 May 2022

Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm

Location: Lydon Field, Dudley

Description: Come and experience the family friendly community spirit at Dudley FC this Mothers Day as we host our annual club fundraising day. Tickets include complementary grazing table and drink with funds raised throughout the day going towards our chosen women’s charity. Everyone is welcome, and we would love for you to celebrate the amazing women and girls within our community with us.


Lochinvar Rovers

Date: Sunday, 8 May 2022

Time: TBC

Location: Lochinvar Sport Complex, Lochinvar

Description: Join us as our junior girls accompany our senior womens team as player mascots for their Mother’s Day fixture. We will also be providing a BBQ so come to watch the game, and stay for dinner!


Tilligerry FC

Date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location:  Mallabula Football Fields, Mallabula

Description: Monday 9 May is our FIRST session of Kick-On for Women for Term 2, 2022. Join us to Come and Try the first session for free. Kick-On for Women is an introductory football program, designed specifically for women to fit into their busy lives whilst juggling their commitments of family, work and friends. Come and give it a go!


Garden Suburb FC

Date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Time: 6:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: Lance York Oval, Garden Suburb

Description: GSFC welcomes females to come and try Kick-On for Women for FREE as part of FFW celebrations. Kick-On for Women is an introductory football program specifically designed for women to fit into their busy lives whilst juggling their commitments of family, work and friends. Perfect for women who have never played before and want to have some fun. RSVP to Michelle via gsfcsummerfootball@gmail.com


Lochinvar Rovers

Date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Time: TBC

Location: Lochinvar Sport Complex, Lochinvar

Description: On the first Monday of Female Football Week we will be hosting an open training session lead by our womens players. There will be a mix of skills and fun games. Join us!


Swansea FC

Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Chapman Oval, Swansea

Description: Have you ever wanted to take on your mum, or maybe your daughter, on the football pitch? Now’s your chance! Join us as we host a Mums vs Daughters fun training game!


Nelson Bay Football Club

Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Tomaree Sports Complex, Salamander Bay

Description: Kick-On for Women is an introductory football program specifically designed for women to fit into their busy lives whilst juggling their commitments of family, work and friends. Come and Try for FREE!


New Lambton Football Club

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Novocastrian Park, New Lambton

Description: The skills session to run in line with Football Australia’s National Curriculum Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) and focus on developing fundamental football skills and improve the player’s overall confidence. Conducted by NLFC’s WPL coach and senior players.


Adamstown Rosebud Junior Football Club

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Adamstown Number 2 Field, Adamstown

Description: Free Skills Session incorporating the 4 Core Skills (SAP) as per the FA Curriculum. Session will be conducted by qualified Skills Coaches and Buds Young Matildas Players Leia Puxty and Maddy Howard.


Clarence Town FC

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022

Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: Reg Ford Oval, Clarence Town

Description: Join us for our Women in Football Round Friday 13 May. In celebration of Female Football Week we would love to see spectators and players decked in pink accessories. We will be hosting a raffle with all proceeds going to our nominated women’s charity.


Cooks Hill United

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022

Time: 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Location: National Park No.4, Newcastle West

Description: Shout out to all our U16s and Women’s Players! We’re hosting a mini Olympics knockout gala in celebration of Female Football Week. We’ll also be hosting a bbq for players and their families while we have some fun playing the game and celebrating female football.


Toronto Awaba

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022

Time: 6:30pm onwards

Location: Finnan Oval, Blackalls Park

Description: Join us as we watch our Friday night D grade women play. Accompanied by our junior players, our all age women will take the field to play Weston JFC. We will have raffles in support of HBCF, activities for the kids and a club BBQ.


Scone Mustangs FC

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022

Time: All Day

Location: Bill Rose Sports Complex, Scone

Description: Scone Mustangs FC are celebrating Females in Football, during their Home Game matches at Bill Rose Sports Complex on Saturday 14th May 2022. MiniRoos games will start at 8am, followed by the Mustang Interdistrict teams, playing until late afternoon. Come along and see our amazing Mustang girls in action!


Dudley Redhead United Football Club

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Liles Oval, Redhead

Description: Join us to watch our young stars take the field! We will be putting on a BBQ for all teams to enjoy.


Broadmeadow Magic FC

Date: Saturday, 14 May & Sunday 15 May 2022

Time: All Weekend

Location: Magic Park, Hamilton

Description: We are switching it up and our National Premier League Women’s Players will be player mascots for our JDL girls over the weekend of the 14 & 15 May! Come and watch our JDL girls shine on the football field.


Garden Suburb FC

Date: Sunday, 15 May 2022

Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Lance York Oval, Garden Suburb

Description: Join the fairfare of FFW 2022 by supporting our female players on Sunday 15 May. We will host FIVE female matches from U15s through to our All Age Women’s A Grade. Join us for a BBQ and some quality women’s football!


Weston JFC

Date: All Female Football Week

Location: Online via Facebook

Description: Keep an eye on our socials throughout Female Football Week as we interview some of the amazing women and girls that make up Weston Junior Football Club!


Broadmeadow Magic FC

Date: TBC

Time: TBC

Location: Magic Park, Hamilton

Description: We will host Come and Try training sessions that are open to all community based female football players. Date to be determined by ground availability.


North Coast

Coffs Coast Tigers FC

Date: Thursday, 5 May 2022

Time: TBC

Location: Polwarth Dr Sporting Fields, Coffs harbour

Description: We are celebrating our female players this Female Football Week by hosting a club BBQ at the conclusion of Thursday night training.


Coffs Coast Tigers FC

Date: Sunday, 8 May 2022

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Polwarth Dr Sporting Fields, Coffs harbour

Description: Our Mother’s Day fixture will see Coffs Tigers CPL men are wearing a pink strip. We will host a major raffle and our ladies 30s team will be hosting a cake stall with all proceeds being donated to women’s cancer research. The newly formed U6/U7 girls teams and our U10s girls will be mascots and feature in a halftime MiniRoos match.


Coffs City United Football Club

Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Forsyth Park, Coffs Harbour

Description: All girls aged 5 to 14 are invited to come along to our Skills Session this Female Football Week. The session will be run be members of the Coffs United senior squad and U16s squad. Hang around after the session for a club BBQ and meet some of our amazing players!


Maclean FC

Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Wherrett Park Sporting Complex, Maclean

Description: Come join our first division womens team as they open up their training session to you. You will get some one on one skill sessions with the women and a chance to have a mock game with them at the end. Keep on eye on Maclean FC Facebook page for more information. See what it takes to become a Bobcat. Bobcats for Life!


Nambucca Strikers

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Time: 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Coronation Park, Nambucca Heads

Description: All U10s girls are called to Nambucca Strikers this Female Football Week for an Open Training Session! The session will comprise of several mini games and will be concluded with a club BBQ.


Boambee FC

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: Ayrshire Park, Boambee

Description: Girls aged 6 to 16 are called to join us for a Skills Session during Female Football Week. After the session we will host all players for a club BBQ.


Northern Storm FC

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Time: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: York St Playing Fields, Coff Harbour

Description: We will be hosting a combined training session for the U10s to U14s girls with a pizza dinner afterwards! If you’re part of these teams, come and join us!


Bellingen Football Club

Date: Sunday, 29 May 2022

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Connell Park, Bellingen

Description: Join us as we host an boys v girls interclub game. Enjoy the game and stay for a BBQ and soft drink on the club!


Boambee FC

Date: All Female Football Week

Location: Online via Facebook

Description: Keep an eye on our socials throughout Female Football Week as we interview some of the amazing women and girls that make up Boambee Football Club!


Woolgoolga United FC

Date: All Female Football Week

Location: Online via Facebook

Description: Keep an eye on our socials throughout Female Football Week as we interview some of the amazing women and girls that make up Woolgoola United Football Club!


Far North Coast

Bangalow Bluedogs

Date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Jeff Schneider Field, Bangalow

Description: Meet us at Jeff Schneider Fields this Female Football Week for a combined training session with our Premier Womens team and our U12s and U14s girls. It’s a perfect opportunity for the young players to learn from our Senior Women and continue to foster their love for football. The session will be run by our Premier League coach.


Kyogle Football Club

Date: Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Time: 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Kyogle Soccer Fields, Kyogle

Description: Are you new to football or a seaseond veteran? Regardless of your age or experience, join us for an open training session during Female Football Week! After the session we will host a BBQ for all players to enjoy.


Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC

Date: Friday, 13 May 2022

Time: 4:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Pine Avenue, Mullumbimby

Description: Join us as we host a series of fun mini games catering for all ages and abilities. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned footballer, everyone is welcome! Hang around after as we host a BBQ and watch the Mullumbimby senior women play.


Bangalow Bluedogs

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022

Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: Bangalow Bowlo, Bangalow

Description: All female members of the club are invited to come along for a lunch to get to know each other. Meet at the tables near the netball courts at 12.30pm for lunch and a chat with other female players! Bring your boots and shin pads and join us for a casual kick-around after lunch. We have a blue theme for the day so wear anything blue (doesn’t have to be our club gear!)


Bangalow Bluedogs

Date: Postponed

Time: Postponed

Location: Jeff Schneider Field, Bangalow

Description: Bangalow Bluedogs miniroos are invited to a Premier Women’s game to do a run-on with the team at the start of the game. We will also run a mini game on the field during half time!


Mid North Coast

Tuncurry Forster Football Club

Date: Saturday, 7 May 2022

Time: 8:30am to 11:00am

Location: South Street Sporting Complex, Tuncurry

Description: Coach Jeff Summers will be running a training session for the women of the club focusing on football skills as well as fun football activities. After the session hand around for a BBQ dinner.


Wauchope Soccer Club

Date: Saturday, 7 May 2022

Time: 12:00pm onwards

Location: Fairmont Gardens, Fairmont

Description: It’s Wauchope v Wauchope in Round 3 of our All Age Women competition! Watch as our young girls walk out onto the field with our senior women. There wil be a BBQ and we encourage everyone to wear their pink and purple!


Macleay Valley Rangers FC

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022

Time: 1:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Rangers Park, Kempsey

Description: Join us for a TRIPLE header match day involved our Women’s Coastal League One and Men’s Coastal Premier League. For just $5 any female spectator can sit in the “Spectator Zone” enjoying refreshments while supporting the Macleay Valley Rangers. Try your luck with our raffle items and hopefully you walk away with a prize!


Northern Inland

Narrabri Soccer Club

Date: Monday, 9 May 2022

Time: 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: Gately Field, Narrabri

Description: Join us for a club development day hosted with the help of Narrabri Soccer Club women of all ages! The focus of the day is on fun and community, while learning some new football skills.


We want YOU to be involved, Plan Your 2022 Event!

As part of Northern NSW Football Female Football Week, we encourage all Member Clubs to facilitate an event/activity.

Club registrations open in early 2022 . 


Ideas and descriptions of activities/events:

Skills Session

Hold a free skills session for girls aged 9 – 13 during Female Football Week.

The skills session to run in line with FFA’s National Curriculum Skill Acquisition Phase (SAP) and focus on developing fundamental football skills and improve the player’s overall confidence.

Club BBQ

A club BBQ that celebrates females within the club. Important to include all players, coaches, administrators, referees and supporters.

Come & Try Training Session

Host a fun training session to introduce existing and new female players to the club. Training session could include an introduction to skills and to play fun small-sided games, bring a friend and receive information on how to register. Ideal for all age groups.

Club Interviews

Clubs to interview females for rebel FFW and share articles, videos and photos through social media and web pages. Interviews/good news stories can be sent to Member Zones and NNSWF, to be shared on their social media and web pages. Clubs that register their rebel FFW activity will receive customisable promotional rebel FFW material to use.

Female Support Person Day

A fun club day or training session that could include small-sided games, a BBQ or a family day.

MiniRoos Gala Day

MiniRoos Gala Days brings young players together to participate in football matches on smaller fields in a round robin format. The FFW MiniRoos Gala Day can be for registered club teams and children interested in giving football a go.

FFW MiniRoos Gala Days will provide girls – who may or may not have played before – the opportunity to experience and be introduced to football in a fun environment. The focus is entirely on enjoyment and participation as there will be no winners or scores recorded, with the only awards for participation or the fair play initiative. Clubs may use a fair play initiative, where Coaches, Spectators and Players/Teams are scored on their fair play.

Contact your Member Zone for  MiniRoos Gala Day Regulations of The Zone.

FFW MiniRoos Gala Days are required to follow MiniRoos National Playing Formats and Rules.

Game Day Mascots

FFW Game Day Mascots for game day. Could include MiniRoos or ‘walk out with your female support person’.

Open Training Sessions

Clubs can host an open training session with senior or first grade teams. Invite your younger players to this session to either watch or train alongside the senior players in your club.


2021 NNSWF FFW Award Winners

> FFW Coach of the Year – Cas Wright (New Lambton FC)

> FFW Volunteer of the Year – Loren Neville (Southern Lakes United FC)

> FFW Male Champion of the Year – Brad Jones (Broadmeadow Magic FC)

> FFW Referee of the Year – Olivia Flannery (Football Far North Coast Referees)

> FFW Club of the Year – Sawtell Football Club (North Coast Football)

2020 rebel FFW Award Winners

> Female Coach of the Year – Rachel Bax

> Female Administrator of the Year – Laura Ranger

> Male Champion of the Year – Stewart Hume

> Female Referee of the Year – Tanya Jones

> Female Player of the Year – Helen Moseley 

2019 rebel FFW Award Winners

> Community Female Player of the Year – Jo Powell (Westlawn Tigers)

> Female Referee of the Year – Samantha Newell

> Community Male Champion of the Year – Derryn Nix (Kyogle SC)

> Community Female Coach of the Year – Rachael Oberleuter (Sawtell FC)

> Female Administrator of the Year – Lauren Fairfull (Greta Branxton FC)


For further details contact NNSWF Female Participation and Inclusion Officer, Annelise Rosnell or call 02 4941 7200.

 

 

Sponsors