Girls Football

Girls Football
Northern NSW Football is dedicated to improving the experience of girls and women participating in football activities within its federation. Northern NSW football has implemented the below initiatives and activities to help reach their goal of improving the experience of women in football and in turn invite more women to come and join the football family as either players, coaches, referees or volunteers.

MiniRoos for Girls

AIA Vitality MiniRoos for Girls 2015

Select clubs across Northern NSW are offering AIA Vitality MiniRoos for Girls to allow girls aged 4-11 the opportunity to play with their peers in a relaxed, fun and social atmosphere.

Players can make new friends by joining an existing team, or gather a group of friends and sign up as a team at their local club! You don’t need to go it alone!

All girls who register for under 6 and under 7 teams will receive a free ball and set of shin pads courtesy of the Newcastle Permanent Building Society, our Community Football Partner.

Importantly, there’s no need to be a football star to join up to play AIA Vitality MiniRoos – all skill levels are welcome, so COME AND PLAY FOOTBALL!

MiniRoos for Girls is an opportunity for young girls to engage in football in a fun, safe, age appropriate environment with and against other girls.  It is ideal for girls who would prefer not to play in mixed teams but still enjoy the benefits of playing club football.

Research conducted by Football Federation Australia has found that:

  • Most girls play football and other team sports for the social engagement
  • The competitive side of football is secondary to friendships and fun
  • For some girls being part of a team comprised mostly of boys can be detrimental to their experience and causes them to stop playing

AIA Vitality MiniRoos for Girls provides opportunities for young girls to develop a life-long passion for the game.

For more information on AIA Vitality MiniRoos please follow this link http://www.miniroos.com.au/about/aia-vitality-miniroos-for-girls/

For information on participating clubs please contact your local Zone. 


Coach Education 2015

The development of female coaches is integral to the continued growth of football and more specifically female participation.

All females aged 14 and above are encouraged to undertake an appropriate coaching course.

Northern NSW Football will be conducting a number of female only Grassroots coaching courses throughout 2014, and will also provide opportunities for females to undertake  Skill Training, Game Training and Senior coaching courses.

Course dates and locations


Referee Accreditation

For more information on referee courses and locations, please contact your local referee branch.


Women’s Football Forum

In 2015 Northern NSW football will conduct its Fourth annual women’s football forum. The forum will provide the NNSWF Board of Directors with recommendations relating to the growth, promotion and development of women’s football throughout the region.

The Northern NSW Footballs Women’s Football Forum will be held at the lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility on Monday the 11th of May 2015 from 6.30pm.

Northern NSW Football will communicate details to all relevant stakeholders and begin taking registrations to attend this event starting early 2015. For more information, please contact Nyssa Suchanow to be added to the forums mailing list.


Girls Football Week: 11th-17th of May

The aim of this week is to highlight female participation at all levels including; players, coaches, referees, volunteers and supporters.

In 2015 Girl’s Football Week will run from the 11th of May concluding on the 17th of May.

All clubs are encouraged to support NNSWF’s promotion of Girls Football Week through initiatives such as;

  • Pink Sports Day (Breast Cancer Network Australia)
  • fundraisers
  • ladies days
  • simple thanks mum weekend

Northern NSW Football will be holding the following activities throughout the week.

Event: Womens Football Forum
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Date: 11th May 2015

Event: Womens Leadership Development Workshop
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Date: 16th May 2015

Event: Pink Sports Day fundraiser (Emerging Jets Teams)
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Date: 16th/17th May 2015

Event: Girls MiniRoos Football Five5 Gala Day
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Date: 17th May 2015

Event: Female Only Grassroots Course
Location: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
Date: 13th May 2015.

Northern NSW Football’s Female Participation Officer will contact clubs with more information on how they can get involved in Girls Football Week.


 Newcastle Jets Women W-League Holiday Clinic

2015/16 Westfield W-league season clinic will be announced soon.

Date: January 8th/9th 2014

In 2014 the Newcastle Jets Westfield W-League team in conjunction with NNSWF will be running its second Newcastle Jets W-league Football clinic for girls.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding females in football please contact Nyssa Suchanow, Female Participation Officer, Northern NSW Football  at nsuchanow@northernnswfootball.com.au, Ph. (02) 4941 7206 or 0403 610 345

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