The female game turned it on in 2022 as Football NSW delivered yet another successful Female Football Week from the 6th – 15th May.
Headlined by Matildas star and 2022 Female Football Week Ambassador, Chloe Logarzo, the campaign involved a massive 9,700 participants, spanning coaches, administrators, and officials, from 35 activations across NSW.
The Female Football Week events, which incorporated Female Football Round across Football NSW’s elite competitions, celebrated female participation at all levels of the game, whilst aligning with the recent launch of Football Australia’s national #OurGame initiative.
Football NSW’s Head of Women’s & School Football, Hayley Todd, was delighted with the magnitude of the 2022 campaign.
“We could not have asked for a better way to rejuvenate our annual Female Football Week campaign following two COVID-19 impacted years,” said Todd.
“To have 35 different events promoted across the week, incorporating almost 10,000 participants, is a great testament to our dedicated Associations and Clubs, illustrating just how far the women’s game has come.
“With the FIFA Women’s World Cup just around the corner, and following the recent announcement of a $10 million NSW Football Legacy Program, we are incredibly excited about what lies ahead, and remain committed to ensuring we have the capacity and capabilities to support the ongoing growth of the female game.”
The smiles were there to be seen by all as Football NSW assisted with the facilitation of a record number of FFW events, which included:
- Several gala days for girls and women
- Numerous free skills sessions, clinics and ‘Come & Try’ days
- Female-only coaching courses and workshops
- All abilities matches
- Female trial and exhibition games
- Football NSW FFW Round
- Various promotions, including player appearances, previews and media reports about events, and FFW-dedicated social media campaign on FNSW website and social media pages
Football NSW has supported Female Football Week since introducing the annual campaign in 2014, with the initiative standing as one of the highlights of the national football calendar since 2016.