Over 140 girls from schools across Sydney came together at Valentine Sports Park on Thursday for a massive female only gala day during female football week to celebrate diversity and inclusion in an event run by Football United and Football NSW.
Girls from Miller Technology High School, Lunea High School, Fairfield High School and many other schools across Sydney enjoyed teambuilding activities with Former Women’s National team players Rae Dower and Kim Schaefer and international delegates from Palestine, Isreal, Egypt and Lebanon.
The festival was a key event in the week long Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum who Football NSW were a partner with Football United in organised for six female international delegates from Arab Nations who are leaders in female sport to connect and learn with six women from Australia. The forum focused on Growth, connection and how to drive positive change in communities and sport.
Asmaah Helal from Football United was overwhelmed with the growth of the festival from last year’s event,
“This is biggest female festival with 140 girls across Sydney from diverse backgrounds, and Football United programs, some with lots of experience in football, others with zero experience in football! It was a day of celebrating football for all”
A big thank you to the Young Matildas and the Thailand youth girls team who came down to the event and spoke to the young girls including helping them on the pitch during the small-sided games.