The 2021 Indigenous Football Week (November 22-27) has kicked off with a number of activations set for throughout the week.
The theme for Indigenous Football Week 2021 is “Gender Equality in Football – Changing the Game” and will focus on the power of football to unlock the potential of Indigenous girls and women and improve gender equality, from grassroots to elite.
Indigenous Football Week brings the football community together to support inclusion, cultural recognition and diversity.
IFW21 will see some of football’s best take a deep dive into gender equality issues of women in football leadership and specific intersectional challenges and opportunities in football for Indigenous girls and women.
Events for IFW21 will include community gala days across JMF hubs in NT, Queensland and NSW, a Facebook Live interview series, an expert online panel, an online workshop for young female footballers throughout the country, and special announcements across the week.
IFW21 will feature a lineup of top Australian football experts, identities and IFW21 Ambassadors, including:
- Marra woman Shadeene (Shay) Evans – IFW21 Ambassador, JMF Inaugural Scholar, Young Matilda and Adelaide United A-League Women player
- Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri woman Jada Whyman – IFW21 Ambassador, JMF Scholarship Mentor, Matilda and Sydney FC A-League Women player
- Wiradjuri woman Tiffany Stanley – IFW21 Ambassador and JMF Dubbo Community Coach
- Wurumungu man Patrick Coleman – IFW21 Ambassador and JMF Tennant Creek Community Coach
- Kanulu/Gangulu woman Allira Toby – Canberra United A-League Women player
- Craig Foster AM – former Socceroo, football analyst, JMF Board Member and human rights activist
- Tal Karp – Olympian, former Matilda and former Melbourne Victory Women captain
- Kathryn Gill – Former Matildas Captain and Co-CEO of Professional Footballers Association
- Glenn Warry – CEO of Football Coaches Australia
- Leah Blayney – Head Coach of the Future Matildas and Young Matildas
-Football Australia Release