Last month, clubs and participants all across the Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) region celebrated all things women’s football as part of rebel Female Football Week – an 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.
2019’s edition was the largest yet with 20 clubs from across the region getting involved facilitating activities as well as numerous other initiatives such as the Women in Football Round featuring across all three Premier Competitions to kick-off the week, the Volunteer Networking Event, High School and ALDI MiniRoos Gala Days, as well as the announcement of multiple awards.
Throughout NNSWF announced the winners of the rebel Female Football Week Yearly Awards, while, the recipients of the C-Licence Coaching Scholarship were also declared at the Volunteer Networking Event hosted by Newcastle Herald journalist Renee Valentine and featured special guests Deb Hescott from TAFE NSW and Laura Boyle from Surf Life Saving NSW.
Clubs joined in the fun with varying events such as girl’s skills clinics, fundraisers, BBQ’s, training sessions, interviews and all-girls gala days of which some had over 400 young female footballers attend.
Although wet weather affected much of these events, clubs still gave positive feedback of participants enjoying their activities throughout rebel Female Football Week.
Thank you to the following clubs who registered an event for rebel Female Football Week 2019:
Kyogle SC, Swansea FC, Maitland FC, Coffs City United FC, Lochinvar Rovers FC, Alstonville FC, Wallsend FC, Mayfield United JSC, Boambee FC, Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC, Byron Bay SC, Gresford Vacy SC, Raymond Terrace SC, University of Newcastle Womens SC, Wauchope SC, Hallidays Point Sports Club, Ballina SC, Adamstown Rosebud JFC, Old Bar Barbarians FC, Woolgoolga United FC and South Wallsend JSC.