From 19-28 May football communities across the country are uniting to celebrate Female Football Week. Together, lets acknowledge and elevate the contribution of women and girls in football.
Launched in 2014, Female Football Week has become a highlight in the annual football calendar. The theme #LoveOurGame is a celebration of Australian women’s football and encourages participants to embrace their love for the world game and its positive impacts.
Throughout the week, we encourage Clubs to feature content on women and girls. Tag in Football Victoria and use the #LoveOurGame hashtag and we'll help amplify your content.
HOST A FFW EVENT AT YOUR CLUB
We're encouraging all Clubs, Associations, schools and other community groups to celebrate by holding a themed event.
Promote and dress up the event with templates and a Party Printables Pack, which are available on the Our Game website.
Tell us about the activity you're planning during the week for the chance to win a $500 voucher! Terms and conditions apply. Winner announced 16 June 2023.
NATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES
Football Australia and Our Game are hosting three webinars to showcase and women in football. The webinars are FREE and will provide attendees to hear from industry leading experts.
The series starts on May 23 with a 'Women in Coaching' webinar hosted by Melissa Andreatta (Matildas Assistance Coach) and featuring panelists: Rae Dower (FA Technical Director & Junior Matildas Head Coach), Kelly Stirton (ParaMatlidas Head Coach) and Mikayla Lyons (Junior Matildas Sports Scientist).
On May 24 the next installment will take place, 'Women in Refereeing'. Hosted by FIFA Referee Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb and featuring panelists Kate Jacewicz (FIFA Referee) Lara Lee and Maddy Allum (Both A-League Referees).
A third webinar, Celebrating Women in Football will round out the series.
GET INVOLVED WITH FFW
There are plenty of ways to involved in this year's Female Football Week. Nominate a standout individual for an award, attend the free FFW themed webinars and download then customise the social media assets.
WIN A VISIT FROM TAZUNI!
Calling all community football clubs! To celebrate #FemaleFootballWeek and the countdown to the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New ZealandTM we are giving you the chance to meet #Tazuni.
Share your #UnityBeat videos for the chance to win. Learn more here.
FIND A FEMALE FOOTBALL PROGRAM FOR YOU
We also strongly encourage women & girls to look into joining a social football program. GO Girls, GO Soccer Mums and Women's Football Sevens all provide alternative methods for females to play our great game.
So whether you're looking for a fun outlet, never played before or just want to have a kick with some likeminded people, check out the social programs below!
If your Club is interested in boosting participation and hosting a social program such as GO Girls, GO Soccer Mums or WF7, contact Sue Collins for more information at email@example.com
UPSKILL & DEVELOP
Is someone at your Club interested in upskilling and learning the fundamentals of coaching? Whether it's coaching for fun, a way to give back to the community, or a genuine career path, we're assisting you by hosting female only coaching courses.
- Miniroos Coaching Certificate 5 – 9 years old. Click here for more information.
- Skills Training Certificate 9 – 13 years old. Click here for more information.
To register to hold a Female Only Course at your venue, please fill out the form below.
Refereeing is one of the best ways to get involved in our game. It's a fantastic part time job, a great way to give back and a way for players or parents to further connect with our game.
LEAD THE CHANGE & LEAVE A LEGACY
The Our Game Victoria network is designed for women in football to network, share ideas and shape the future of female football within the state. Join the network today and be a part of creating a future full of opportunities for women and girls in our game.
For Clubs, we strongly encourage you to nominate an Our Game Champion to act as a key liaison to drive change within your Club.