Women's Leadership Program to empower female football

Northern NSW Football has launched its second Women's Leadership Program of 2023, aimed at empowering women involved in football to have a stronger, more positive influence on the sport. 

The Women's Leadership Program will provide online and face-to-face learning and networking opportunities for established and aspiring female leaders within football. 

Helen Moseley, Northern NSW Football’ Legacy Development Officer, said: "We want to facilitate the appointment and representation of more women to decision-making roles across all levels of the game. Our Women's Leadership Program is a fantastic opportunity for women to gain valuable skills, connect with other women in the industry, and make a positive impact on the future of football." 

The Women's Leadership Program will provide financial contributions enabling access to online content and conference attendance, travel, and accommodation, making it accessible to all participants. The program will provide a professional development opportunity for women in football and aims to increase the visibility of women in influential roles. 

"We are thrilled to launch our second Women's Leadership Program at such an exciting time for women's football," Moseley said.

"The program will include online learning and networking as well as a two-day conference in Newcastle on 9-10 October. Travel and accommodation assistance will be provided too." 

This initiative is open to all women aged 18+ involved in football, including advanced coaches and referees, board members, club volunteers, football media, high performance players and paid employees. We encourage all interested women to register their expressions of interest before applications close at 12pm Friday 11 August. 


Key dates 

  • Applications open - NOW!

  • Applications close - 25/08/23 

  • Program commences - WC 25/09/23  

  • Two-day Conference in Newcastle - 9-10/10/23 

  • Program concludes - WC 23/10/23 


Program Outline




Week 1

Monday 25th September - 6:30pm – 8pm

Live online session

Week 2

WC Monday 2nd October

Self-paced online content

Week 3

Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October

Face-to-face conference (Newcastle)

Week 4

WC Monday 16th October

Self-paced online content

Week 5

WC Monday 23rd October

Self-paced online content

Week 6

Monday 30th October - 6:30pm – 8pm

Live online session



For further information, please contact: Helen Moseley Legacy Development Officer, Northern NSW Football Email: legacy@northernnswfootball.com.au Phone: 02 4941 7206. 

Find out more about the strategy supporting female football. 

This program is supported by the NSW government under the NSW Football Legacy Program.