Female Football Week


Beginning in 2014, Female Football Week is an annual initiative aimed at elevating women and girls and their contribution to football across all aspects of the game. With the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023β„’ just around the corner, there's no better time to recognise the community champions and trailblazers across our game! 

Female Football Week will take place from 19 - 28 May 2023. The theme #LoveOurGame is a celebration of Australian women’s football and encourages participants to embrace their love for the world game and its positive impacts. 

Through OUR GAME we aim to harness the power of football to build an inclusive and diverse game that embraces, positively influences, celebrates, and elevates women and girls, to own and drive the future of women’s football.    

Join OUR GAME and together let’s celebrate. 




Come and celebrate Female Football Week 2023 down at ServiceFM Stadium on Friday 19th May, as we 𝙣𝙀𝙙 𝙩𝙀 π™©π™π™š 𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙩, π™šπ™’π™—π™§π™–π™˜π™š π™©π™π™š π™‹π™§π™šπ™¨π™šπ™£π™© 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙑𝙀𝙀𝙠 𝙩𝙀 π™©π™π™š 𝙁π™ͺ𝙩π™ͺπ™§π™š of women's football.

6:15pm | Go Sunny Solar WNPL | Salisbury Inter v WT Birkalla | Pitch One

6:30pm | MiniRoos Round on Football Five5 Pitches

7:00pm | MiniRoos half time game | Pitch One

8:00pm | Photo on Pitch One for all Past, Present & Future female players

8:15pm | Go Sunny Solar WNPL | FSA NTC v Adelaide Comets | Pitch One

Tickets at the gate!

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In 2023, Football Australia are hosting 3 webinars to showcase and highlight women and girls across the football ecosystem, providing local womenβ€―and girls the opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts.​ 

We want to inspire women and girls to shape and own what their future in football mayβ€―look like.

  • Women's Football, from Grassroots to Matildas - Creating an Environment for Female Coaches to Thrive 

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2023

Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM (AEST)

Guest Presenter:  

Melissa Andreatta (Assistant Coach, CommBank Matildas)


Rae Dower (Technical Director – Women’s Football, Football Australia and current Head Coach of the U17s National Team the Junior Matildas

Kelly Stirton (Head Coach, CommBank ParaMatildas) 

Mikayla Lyons (Sports Scientist, CommBank Junior Matildas)

Key Topics: 

  • Showcasing Melissa Andreatta; An insight into Melissa’s journey, significant achievements, and the road to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cupβ„’
  • The journey of a football coach; grassroots to elite pathways.
  • Behind the scenes, learn from key Football Australia National Teams staff in how their coaching units work together to create an environment that enables their athletes to perform   

CLICK HERE for more information. 


  • Officiating Football - Hear Stories about the Career Paths of Successful Female Referees

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2023

Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM (AEST)

Guest Presenter: Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb (FIFA referee and was ranked as a UEFA women's elite category referee)


Kate Jacewicz (FIFA referee)
Lara Lee ( A-League referee)
Maddy Allum  (A-League referee)

Key Topics:                   

  • Showcasing Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb; An insight into Bibiana’s journey, significant achievements, and how she’s paving the way for female football referees all over the world.
  • The journey of a football referee; grassroots to elite pathways.
  • Behind the scenes, learn from experienced referees who will share what has helped them reach their own career goals.

CLICK HERE for more information. 


Celebrating Women in Football

A national webinar to celebrate all women in football here in Australia with current and past Matildas including other professional footballers.

Special guests to be announced very soon!

Key information:

Date: Sunday 28 May 2023

Time: 8:00PM – 9:00PM (AEST)

CLICK HERE for more information. 






As part of the celebrations, we are pleased to announce the National Female Football Week Awards! 

The awards are an opportunity to recognise the achievements of community champions across the country and to award individuals for their ongoing commitment to football. 

Football Australia together with our Member Federations invite affiliated Clubs, Associations and Members to nominate candidates across the following five categories*: 

  1. Player of the Year 
  2. CommBank Coach of the Year 
  3. Referee of the Year 
  4. Volunteer of the Year 
  5. Ally Champion of the Year 

Nominations are CLOSED.

*Eligibility Requirements: 
Any member of an affiliated community football club that has been a member for more than 12 months and exhibits extraordinary behaviours. 




Club resources, suggested activities & more:

Download club digital resources, social media platform templates, nominate your club members for national awards and register your Female Football Week events at: Our Game Australia

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