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.

2023 is extra special as it coincides with the FIFA Women's World Cup being hosted in Australia and New Zealand. It's an incredible opportunity to showcase the talent and passion of female footballers, coaches, referees and volunteers in the community. 

We have a range of exciting activities planned, including coaching and referee masterclasses, beginners football sessions, networking events, awards and gala days. 

Mark Your Calendars 

Female Football Week will take place from Friday 19 May to Sunday 28 May 2023. 

Monday 22/05 - Kick On For Women Open session 

  • Try the famous modified league for women, Kick-On for Women FIVE5.
  • The event is open to all females aged 16+ who want to try football for the first time or return to the game after some time off.
  • Kick-On for Women FIVE5 is an extension of the Kick-On for Women program and is played on synthetic five-a-side fields in 4 x 10-minute quarters.  

Register here 

Tuesday 23/05 - Football Australia Coaching Webinar (online) 

Webinar hosted by Melissa Andreatta, assistant coach of CommBank Matildas, and panelists Rae Dower, Kelly Stirton, and Mikayla Lyons, who are key Football Australia National Teams staff.  

  • The webinar will showcase Melissa Andreatta's journey, significant achievements, and the road to the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup™.
  • It will also discuss the journey of a football coach from grassroots to elite pathways and provide insights into how coaching units work together to create an enabling environment for athletes to perform. 

Register here   

Wednesday 24/05 - Football Australia Refereeing Webinar (online) 

Webinar hosted by Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb, a FIFA referee ranked as a UEFA women's elite category referee, and panellists Kate Jacewicz, Lara Lee, and Maddy Allum, experienced referees.  

  • The webinar will showcase Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb's journey, significant achievements, and how she is paving the way for female football referees globally.
  • It will also discuss the journey of a football referee from grassroots to elite pathways and provide insights into how experienced referees have reached their career goals. 

Register here  

Saturday 27/05 - Networking and Awards Night + NPL Women’s Match of the Round  

  • Join us in celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of women in our football community.
  • Hear from guest speakers and share the night with legendary winners of the 2023 awards.
  • Light refreshments will be provided, and you can catch the NPL Women’s Match of the Round directly after the awards. 

Find out more  

Sunday 28/05 - Football Australia Webinar 

A national webinar to celebrate all women in football here in Australia with current and past Matildas including other professional footballers.

Register here  

Tuesday 30/05 - Primary Girls Gala Day 

  • Fun day of football for primary-aged students in years 3/4 and 5/6.
  • The day aims to provide a fun and social environment for students to try football, regardless of whether they have played before. 

Register here 


Clubs Events






Alstonville FC

Skill based colour run

Geoff Watt Oval, Alstonville

28th May



Open training session

5 Bangalow Rd, Bangalow

24th May



Club BBQ

21 Byron Bay Rd, Bangalow

21st May


Belbird Junior FC

Skills Session

Carmichael Oval, Bellbird

28th May


Coffs Coast Tigers FC

Skills session

Polwarth Dr Sporting fields

25th May


Coffs City United FC

Celebration of Female Football (whole match day activities)

Forsyth Park, Coffs Harbour

27th May

All day

Cooks Hill United FC

Mini World Cup and club BBQ

No.4 National Park, Cooks Hill

25th May


Coutts Crossing FC

Club BBQ and skills session

Barnier Park, Junction Hill

28th May

10.30am- 2pm

Dudley Redhead United FC

Female Football Fun Day

Lydon Oval, Dudley

21st May


Dunoon United FC

MiniRoos Gala Day


Balzer Park, Dunoon

21st May


Edgeworth Junior Soccer Club

Game day mascots

Park St, Edgeworth

21st May


Goonellabah FC

Club BBQ

5 Reserve St, Goonellabah

20th May

1pm- 8pm

Hamilton Azzurri

Ladies Day Fundraiser

Hexham Park

13th May


Kyogle FC

Skills session

Kyogle High school Oval

23rd May


Lochinvar FC

Open training session

Robert Rd, Lochinvar

28th May


Maclean FC

Open training session

Wherrett Park

24th May


Nimbin Headers

Club BBQ and Fundraiser

Cecil St, Nimbin

28th May


North Companions FC

Skills sessions

Marius Street fields

23rd May

6pm- 7.30pm

North United Wolves FC

Ladies Day club BBQ

Lorn Park

26th May

All day

Northern Storm FC

Game day activities

Plantain Rd, Korora

2nd June


Old Bar Barbarians FC

Game day mascots, kick around and club BBQ

EG Trad Fields, Old Bar

19th May

5pm- 8.30pm

Newcastle Olympic FC

Game day mascots and mini roos match

Darling St, Oval

21st May

3pm- 6.30pm

Singleton Strikers FC

Game day Mascots

Howe Park, Singleton

26th May

5pm- 8pm

South Cardiff FC

Skills session

Ulinga Park

22nd May


South West Rocks FC

Game day mascots

South West Rocks sporting fields

20th May


Stockton Sharks

Match day activities

Corroba Oval

20th May


Tilligerry United FC

Open training session

Mallabula Sports Complex

20th May


Tintenbar East Ballina

Open training session

Ballina Heights Sports Fields

23rd May


Urunga FC

Game day mascots

Morgo St, Urunga

27th May


Woolgoola United FC

Skills session

High Street, Woolgoolga

17th May

5.30pm- 7.30pm

Sawtell FC

Club BBQ & raffle, game day mascots

Toormina Rd, Toormina

20th May

All day

Tamworth FC

Game Day Mascots

Gipp Street Sporting Complex, Tamworth

27th May


FFW Club Activation Pack 

The first 40 member clubs to register a Female Football Week activity will receive a FFW Club Activation Pack and go into the draw to win 1 of 2 x $250 VETO Sports vouchers. 

FFW VETO $250 Voucher

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)