Female Football Week


Female Football Week 2022

Date: TBA

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.

 

2022 Events Schedule Coming Soon!


Past Events: 

Saturday 19 June – Female Football Week: Level 4, Referee Course

If you have been thinking about becoming a referee but felt it was a overwhelming.
This Level 4 course is made up of only women and will provide participants with the education and training needed to become a referee. The day will consist of both theory modules as well as practical sessions on a pitch to enable you to begin officiating.


Sunday 20 June – All-Female Coaching Game Training Certificate

Designed for coaches of players aged 13-16 years who are looking to develop their knowledge of 11v11 football. Coaches will leave with an understanding of game moments, good coaching behaviours, how to plan and conduct a session. How to effectively deliver clear messages to players.


Monday 21 June – Newcastle Permanent Coaching Masterclass

Join Football Australia’s Girls Youth Development Manager Debbie Fisher.

Debbie will discuss approaches to coaching female footballers with a view to provide opportunities to view and discuss coaching methodologies to tailor the experience of the athlete’s environment to ensure the maximisation of enjoyment and potential talent. The workshop will also look at evidence-based research which looks at the needs of the individual and dispel myths of coaching females. Drives and motivations, and the way in which these are fulfilled are, for the most part, different for men and women.


Monday 21 June – Come and Try Kick-On for Women (Singleton Heights)

Come and join us at Alroy Oval to try all things Kick-On! Kick-On for Women is an introductory football (soccer) program for women who want to get outside and discover the basics of football in a supportive and inclusive environment. The program is specifically designed for women who just want to get out, get active and have fun! 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.


Tuesday 22 June – Primary School Gala Day

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!


Tuesday 22 June – Come and Try Kick-On for Women (Inverell)

Come and join us at Inverell Sporting Complex to try all things Kick-On! Kick-On for Women is an introductory football (soccer) program for women who want to get outside and discover the basics of football in a supportive and inclusive environment. The program is specifically designed for women who just want to get out, get active and have fun! 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.


Wednesday 23 June – Club Administrators – Come and Try Kick-On for Women (Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility)

Come and join us at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility to discuss how your club could be involved with Kick-On for Women! Club administrators are encouraged to come down and talk to our Kick-On for Women Project Officer who will explain what Kick-On for Women is, how it can be delivered in a club environment and how your club can become more inclusive and supportive of your community.


Thursday 24 June – High School Gala Day

A fun day for 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!


Thursday 24 June – Come and Try Kick-On for Women FIVE5 (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.


Friday 25 June – Referee Masterclass – POSTPONED

Join world class referee Kate Jacewicz as she speaks about her referee journey, the obstacles, her achievements and what a good referee needs to succeed. Receive a unique insight into professional refereeing as Kate spends over an hour speaking and taking questions from the audience.


Saturday 26 June – Networking Evening

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.

We will play host to Guest Speakers & award the 2021 NNSWF Female Football Week Award Winners & the 2021 NNSWF ‘C’ Licence Scholarship for Women recipients.

Light refreshments will be provided and we invite you to stay and watch the Herald Women’s Premier League Match of the Round between Warners Bay FC and Adamstown Rosebuds FC.

Sunday 27 June – National Premier League Match of the Round Match Official appointments – POSTPONED

FIFA referee Kate Jacewicz, accompanied by NNSWF local female match officials, will officiate the first grade National Premier League NNSW Match of the Round between Maitland FC and Newcastle Olympic FC. This is the first time in NNSWF history that a first grade NPL NNSW game will be officiated by an all-female crew.


2022 REGISTERED CLUBS EVENTS

Hunter Region

Details coming soon! 

 


North Coast

Details coming soon! 


Far North Coast

Details coming soon! 


Mid North Coast

Details coming soon!


Northern Inland

Details coming soon! 


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.

 

 

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