Daughters and Dads Football continues momentum 


The award-winning Daughters and Dads Football program continues to grow, with over 1,000 participants taking part across NSW since the first pilot programs in late 2022.

Aimed at 5 – 12-year-old girls and their fathers (or father figures), the program is delivered in collaboration with the University of Newcastle and the NSW Office of Sport, with Football NSW running successful programs throughout the 2023 school term and will be back for 2024.

Daughters and Dads Program Coordinator, Kirsten Smith, spoke on the Football NSW Community Podcast about the program’s role in breaking down barriers to female participation.

“We have empowerment sessions each week and thats where we’re focusing on social and emotional wellbeing aspects; persistence, resilience, bravery, critical thinking skills,” said Smith.

“This is so important to living full and active lives and we hope that when the daughters are equipped with this knowledge, they won’t become a statistic and drop out of sport.”

Listen to the full interview here

Check out more episodes of the FNSW Community Podcast

Suitable for those new to football or existing football families, there are more opportunities in 2024 to get involved in a truly unique program.

Find out more about the six programs running in Term 1 of 2024.