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rebel Female Football Week

Football West News

UPDATE: The rebel Female Football Week is just around the corner as we again prepare to celebrate the contribution of women and girls to football.

The nationwide initiative actually runs for nine days in WA, from February 16-24.

This year the focus for rebel Female Football Week is on promoting participation and to amplify new and existing female specific programs, to ensure barriers for girls and women to get involved in football are removed.

Football West Development Officer Annie Leyland said: “We want to drive female participation at all levels of the game.

“In addition, rebel Female Football Week is an opportunity to recognise the amazing achievements of women and girls in football and to celebrate the fantastic progress that has been made in this area of the game.

“Our long-term goal is focused on 50-50 gender representation in all areas of our game and the rebel Female Football Week provides a great opportunity to increase visibility of women who are working to grow Football in Australia.

“It is always a wonderful event to highlight females involved in all aspects of football – playing, coaching, refereeing, volunteering and administration.”

The will be many activities during the nine days, including:

Girls Day Out

What: Event for all female footballers aged Under 16

When: Sunday, February 17 (8.45- 11am)

Where: Birdwood Square, Highgate

W-League players will be in attendance with a photobooth station with Glory players, a referee station, an ALDI MiniRoos coaching course and two blow-up activities (Smarter than Smoking pitch and ALDI shooting target).

To register to attend CLICK HERE

To volunteer to help at the Girls Day Out CLICK HERE

To get involved with the ALDI MiniRoos coaching course CLICK HERE

Female Football Forum

What: Forum involving coaches, administrators, players and parents

When: Monday, February 18 (6-9pm)

Where: ECU Mt Lawley (Building 14, Lecture Rooms 114/115/116)

Guest speakers: WA Minister for Women’s Interests Simone McGurk MLA, former Perth Glory and Wales international Carys Hawkins, Football West Board Member Amy Johnson, Dietician Emma Walkey, GP Dr Stefanie Bracknell, heart disease specialist Professor Daniel Green and Football West Referee Jess Byrd.

To register an expression of interest CLICK HERE

Assistant Referee Course

What: Course to increase number of female assistant referees

When: Tuesday, February 19 (6-8pm)

Where: Gibbney Reserve

To register CLICK HERE

NTC Open Training Session

What: To provide insight into the NTC program and to allow coaches opportunities to see a game training session.

When: Wednesday, February 20 (5.30-6.30pm)

Where: Gibbney Reserve

Coaches are invited to come an view a session on game training run by Football West NTC coaches.

To register an interest CLICK HERE

Skills Training Certificate

What: Fully subsidised Skills Training Certificate for 20 female coaches

When: Saturday, February 23 (9am-4pm)

Where: E&D Litis Stadium (Floreat Athena), 41 Britannia Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016

To register CLICK HERE

  • A Regional Girls Day Out will be held in March. Details to be confirmed soon.

“We encourage everybody to get behind the rebel Female Football Week in Western Australia,” Leyland added.

“These events show the strength of the game out there and we would love as many people as possible to show their support.”

First published February 6