Junior girls at Dunoon and Lennox Head having fun while showing great soccer skills.
Junior girls at Dunoon and Lennox Head having fun while showing great soccer skills. Steve Mackney

Women's soccer recognised at upcoming Football Week

SOCCER continues to be a popular choice among Australian females with participation forming an important part of the sport across Australia.

In 2015, Roy Morgan Research even found more girls aged 6-13 years chose to play soccer over netball.

Northern NSW Football will recognise the contribution of females to the sport of soccer by convening Female Football Week commencing tomorrow.

The initiative gives the football community an opportunity to celebrate the immense growth of the women's game by acknowledging participants such as players, coaches, referees and club administrators.

Local club Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC will host a Grassroots Coaching Course on Saturday followed by a Female Gala Day on Sunday .

Dunoon United FC will also be conducting a Female Muster Day as part of Female Football Week celebrations on Thursday at Balzer Park Dunoon.

Fun activities for ALDI MiniRoos girls will happen from 5.15pm followed by competitive age girls at 6pm and Senior Women at 7pm.

ALDI MiniRoos is a nationwide program using short, game-based sessions to introduce football to kids aged 4-11 years.

The muster day is open to all girls and women of any level, and the club will have coaching staff available on the day to help new players get started.

The club is actively recruiting now for girls wanting to play in 2017 and would welcome players of any level to come and join in the fun at Dunoon.

These events include skill sessions for junior female players, like a 'come and try day' leading up to the start of the 2017 season.

Player registrations are now open and with more than 6000 players already signed up, parents and players are encouraged to sign up to a club very soon.



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