Several Hills Football Association Clubs including Castle Hill United, Hills Spirit FC and Norwest FC recently held ‘Female Only Come and Try’ events in support of driving and promoting womens football in NSW.
All three clubs saw a fantastic turnout of new players and coaches in attendance all of which enjoyed what were great advertisements for female football.
Clubs involved encouraged its existing players to bring a friend who in turn saw firsthand what it was like to play the world game in a fun, safe and inclusive event setting.
It also provided a terrific opportunity to showcase to the broader community that females of all ages and ability levels were able to participate in football within the Hills area.
The 2021 grassroots season, although cut short due to COVID, saw an increase in female participation by 20% with the Hills FA hoping to see a further increase this year.
At the Francesco Crescent Reserve, home to Norwest FC, the day was made even better when two former Hills FA juniors and now Football NSW Institute stars Ella Buchanan and Amy Chessari gave up their time to run some of the activities as well as chat to the players about their experiences.
“We are working harder than ever on the development of female football at our club, across all ages and skill levels,” said Norwest FC Committee Member Rebecca Crompton.
“Our goal is to build on our existing great network of women and girls teams to increase female participation rates at the club over coming years as well as providing a pathway for our girls to enjoy and play competitive football at a community level.”