Women's Football

What is rebel Female Football Week?

rebel Female Football Week (FFW) was originally established by Football Member Federations in 2014 with the aim to shine the spotlight on girl’s and women in football and grow female participation at the grassroots level

rebel FFW has evolved into a nationwide initiative whereby all stakeholders, both grassroots and professional, work towards making the game a more inclusive sport for females

rebel FFW provides football stakeholders with a platform to spark discussions around gender equality and to amplify new and existing female specific programs and events to ensure we remove the barriers to entry for women and girls 

Females make up 50% of the population, it is footballs long term vision to have this gender split reflected in our sport at all areas of the game. rebel FFW presents an opportunity for football to review current practices and ensure they are designed to increase and retain female players, administrators, coaches, referees and fans

Lastly, rebel FFW provides football with an opportunity to recognise the amazing achievements of women and girls in football. Additionally, women’s football has grown from strength to strength over the years, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the fantastic progress that's been made in this space

For more information on rebel Female Football Week and its' ambassadors click here

Member Federation Contacts

Football New South Wales

Contact Information - Jo Fernandes joannef@footballnsw.com.au
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Football West

Contact Information - Natasha Rigby Natasha.rigby@footballwest.com.au
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Capital Football

Contact Information - Ashleigh Skyes Ashleigh.skyes@capitalfootball.com.au
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Football Queensland

Contact Information - Brendon Boss Brendonb@footballqueensland.com.au
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Football Federation Tasmania

Contact Information - Michael Edwards michael.edwards@footballfedtas.com.au
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Football Federation South Australia

Contact Information - Firas Shahin firas.shahin@ffsa.com.au
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Football Federation Victoria

Contact Information - Helen Tyrikos htyikos@ffa.org.au
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Football Federation Northern Territory

Contact Information - Alex Billeter alexbill87@gmail.com
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Northern NSW Football

Contact Information - Holly Ayton Hayton@northernnswfootball.com.au
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Awards will be given throughout the week to members of the footballing community who have shown an extraordinary commitment to women's football.  

Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Awards  

rebel Role model award 

This female is an excellent role model on and off the pitch. Her influence on the game extends beyond her professional playing capacities, with a focus on community. This player embodies what it takes to be a professional footballer; someone who is not only dedicated on the pitch, but also supports and encourages growth of the game at all levels within the community. The winner will be selected based on good sportsmanship and attitude. 

  • This player must have played for a Westfield W-League Club in the 2017/18 season 
  • This player must be under 21 at the start of the season 

Female Fan of the Year 

This female's supports her chosen Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League club demonstrated in the following ways: season membership, role in supporter's group, social media presence and actively promoting the club within the community. 

  • Must be a current supporter of a Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Club demonstrating support by attending/viewing games of her chosen team. 

Female Coach of the Year  

This female coach has been involved in the round ball game either as an employed or volunteer coach for a number of years. This coach has a genuine passion for the game, for ensuring all players have a safe and enjoyable experience and for developing players to reach their potential. 

  • Must be coaching at a Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Club 

Female Administrator of the Year  

This woman may be a volunteer or an employed administrator who demonstrates a high level of passion and significantly contributes to football. She always goes above and beyond the requirements of her role to ensure the continued development of the game. 

Male Champion of the Year 

This male actively advocates for women and girls and understands the important role females play in growing the Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League and club as a whole. This male is committed to ensuring women and girls are represented and play an active role with the club. He often uses his individual and collective leadership to positively affect change and ensure there are equal opportunities for women and girls in football. 

  • Must be volunteering at or working with a Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Club. 

 

Member Federation Awards 

Female Player of the Year 

This female player is inspiring both on and off the football pitch and always gives her all. She is a highly valued member of her team and positively promotes the women's game. Her commitment and enthusiasm at all training sessions and matches is evident and she is always eager to learn and develop as a player. 

  • Must be a female player registered within the respective Member Federation 

Female Coach of the Year  

This female coach has been involved in the round ball game either as an employed or volunteer coach for a number of years. This coach has a genuine passion for the game, for ensuring all players have a safe and enjoyable experience and for developing players to reach their potential. 

  • Must be coaching within an Association/Club within the respective Member Federation. 

Female Referee of the Year  

This female referee has demonstrated excellence in football officiating and has contributed significantly to the increased professionalism of the game. This referee always officiates in a positive manner and effectively provides leadership and guidance to participants. She possesses the important qualities of integrity, honesty and respect. 

  • Must be officiating within the respective Member Federation. 

Male Champion of the Year  

This male actively advocates for women and girls and understands the important role females play in growing the game from the grassroots right through to elite pathways. This male is committed to ensuring women and girls are represented and play an active role in developing the game. He often uses his individual and collective leadership to positively affect change and ensure there are equal opportunities for women and girls in football. 

  • Must be volunteering in or working with the respective Member Federation 

Female Administrator of the Year  

This woman may be a volunteer or an employed administrator who demonstrates a high level of passion and significantly contributes to football. She always goes above and beyond the requirements of her role to ensure the continued development of the game. 

  • Must be volunteering at or working for a Hyundai A-League/Westfield W-League Club 

 

Women’s Football Development Guide

This guide has been created for community football clubs to develop women’s football and increase the number of females participating in the game at all levels.

It contains examples of strategies, initiatives and real life situations to assist clubs in developing programs aimed at servicing and growing the women’s game.

Over 300 female football stakeholders completed a national survey, providing valuable content and advice on female engagement. The survey output was collated and in turn formed the basis of this comprehensive guide. Focus groups with experts from different backgrounds (playing, coaching, refereeing and administration) were also conducted to elicit valuable information. Additionally, female participation research has been sourced from various local and international resources, journal articles, books and websites to provide insight into the needs of females participating in sport.

Click here to access an online version of the Women's Football Development Guide