Valentine Sports Park hosts Female Football Week events

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As part of 2024 Female Football Week celebrations, Football NSW delivered a series of events at Valentine Sports Park to support the various sectors of our football community.

On Monday May 6th, Football NSW hosted a hosted a technical session for referees on foul recognition and sanctions, using video footage from female football games.

Referees from local branches and the Football NSW Referees Branch were in attendance, learning from referee coaches with experience in the A-Leagues and NPL New South Wales competitions.

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Young Matildas Assistant Coach Helen Winterburn delivered a workshop to 45 coaches on Wednesday, May 8th focussing on working with female players in elite environments. The on-field demonstration was facilitated with players from the Football NSW Institute program.

Helen also delivered a presentation discussing the Young Matildas’ recent success at the U20 Asian Cup and their preparations for the U20 World Cup later this year.

A Women in Sport panel in the Charles Valentine Building rounded out the week on Friday May 10th, with Football NSW Board Director and well-known sports broadcaster Stephanie Brantz delivering the event.

The panel highlighted career pathways in sport away from the playing field, with guest speakers from across the football industry – Hannah Lidster (Director of Club Services at A-Leagues), Jennifer Martin (Head of Broadcast at FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023) and Nicole Zosh (General Manager – Marketing at Football Australia).

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Pictured: Stephanie Brantz, Hannah Lidster, Nicole Zosh and Jennifer Martin.

Football NSW would like to thank all attendees for their involvement in the panel event and our guest speakers for their time to pass on their knowledge and experience with our community.