Women's Leadership Program

Northern NSW Football launched its Women's Leadership Program in 2023, aimed at empowering women involved in football to have a stronger, more positive influence on the sport. With the successful implementation of two of these programs last year, they are now set to kick-off their third program. 

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 third Women's Leadership Program as we continue to see the growth of women's football following the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup on home soil," Moseley said.

"The program will include online learning and networking as well as a two-day conference in Port Macquarie, 30 - 31 May. 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 Tuesday 2 April, 2024. 


Key dates 

  • Applications open - 18/03/24
  • Applications close - 12pm 02/04/24
  • Program commences - WC 13/05/24 
  • Two-day Conference in Port Macquarie - 30-31/05/24 
  • Program concludes - WC 15/06/24 

Program Outline

Week 1WC Monday 13 May - Time and date for live online session TBCLive online session
Week 2WC Monday 20 MaySelf-paced online content
Week 3Thursday 30 - Friday 31 MayFace-to-face conference (Port Macquarie)
Week 4WC Monday 3 JuneSelf-paced online content
Week 5WC Monday 10 JuneSelf-paced online content
Week 6WC Monday 17 June - Time and date for live online session TBCLive 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.