Female Football Week

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.

Mark Your Calendars 

Female Football Week will take place from Friday 3 May to Sunday 12 May 2024.

Showcase your commitment to women's football 

You don't want to miss this amazing opportunity! Join us in empowering and celebrating women in sport by showcasing your commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

You can do so by: 

  • Hosting an event or activity during Female Football Week (e.g. a panel discussion, workshop) 
  • Promoting the week on social media with assets provided to clubs 
  • Creating content that highlights female athletes from your region 
Female Football Week Club Event Ideas

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 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.

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.

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.

Female Football Week awards

Female Football Week Awards are to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of individuals that are making significant contribution to women and girls' football throughout Northern NSW in the last 12 months.

Nominations are accepted for the following categories:

  • Coach of the Year
  • Referee of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Male Champion of the Year
  • Club of the Year

Nominations for 2023 closed at 5PM on Friday 28th of April.

Award winners will be announced at the Female Football Week Networking Night on Saturday 27th of May. 

2022 FFW Award Winners
  • Coach of the Year – Daisy Mackaway (Swansea FC)
  • Referee of the Year – Lucy Hungerford (NNSWF Youth Referee Academy)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Lesley Campbell (Great Lakes United FC)
  • Male Champion of the Year – Michael Best (Cooks Hill United)
  • Club of the Year – Dudley United Senior Football Club (Macquarie Football)
2021 FFW Award Winners
  • Coach of the Year – Cas Wright (New Lambton FC)
  • Referee of the Year – Olivia Flannery (Football Far North Coast Referees)
  • Volunteer of the Year – Loren Neville (Southern Lakes United FC)
  • Male Champion of the Year – Brad Jones (Broadmeadow Magic FC)
  • Club of the Year – Sawtell Football Club (North Coast Football)
2020 FFW Award Winners
  • Coach of the Year – Rachel Bax (Football Mid North Coast)
  • Referee of the Year – Tanya Jones (Tenambit Football Club)
  • Administrator of the Year – Laura Ranger (Mayfield Junior Football Club)
  • Male Champion of the Year – Stewart Hume (Alstonville FC)
  • Player of the Year – Helen Moseley (Orara Valley)
2019 FFW Award Winners
  • Coach of the Year – Rachael Oberleuter (Sawtell FC)
  • Referee of the Year – Samantha Newell
  • Administrator of the Year – Lauren Fairfull (Greta Branxton FC)
  • Male Champion of the Year – Derryn Nix (Kyogle SC)
  • Player of the Year – Jo Powell (Westlawn Tigers)