Female Football Champions: Allies


Throughout 2023 Female Football Week, Football NSW is highlighting the contributions of various members of our football community. Allies Mark Pace and Wassim Ghoneim have been nominated by their local representatives for their service to the game!

Mark Pace – Camden Tigers

2023 will be Mark’s tenth year with Camden Tigers coaching various boys and girls teams in grassroots and representative football, with the last six seasons working with the club’s Girls Conference League, League One Women’s and Girls Player Development programs. Mark has been involved with youth development for over fifteen years and was one of the original coaches with Max Groll who founded the Macarthur Association Development Program. Mark has previously coached at Macarthur Rams (Rams Academy, SAP and Subway Acquisition League), Macarthur Association (Macarthur Regional Youth League, Association Development Program, and Holiday Clinics) and Bradbury Ambarvale Bears FC.

Mark is passionate about developing youth players and works tirelessly to help players reach their full potential. He is a pivotal part of the Coaching staff at our football club and gives a lot of his time to developing the game of our female players.

Wassim Ghoneim – Bass Hill Rangers

Wassim has been at Bass Hill for years and has been a big reason for our girls participation increasing from one under 6 team to seven girls teams consisting of over 50 players. He trains his different teams over the five nights a week just so no-one misses it. Nicknamed “Wazza”, he always finds a way to keep the girls happy and engaged, whether it’s the free ice blocks or funny team talks, he has been the driving force of the Girls Program at Bass Hill Rangers.

Female Football Week Events

Community clubs and associations across the state are running an array of events during FFW including Come and Try events, Coaching Courses, Gala Days and more.

Check out the full event list on our website to see what’s on near you!

Female Football Week Hub