Female Football Prioritised in St George

Football St George (FSG) has ambitious goals to grow and develop female football within our region as a key priority of our strategic plan 2021-24.

Interest and grassroots participation are growing strongly in St George, which is demonstrated by a 25% increase in female players in the past 5 years. We are seeking to drive to parity of participation (boys and girls) to ensure talented footballers have tremendous opportunities to achieve success, to develop their skills and build on their enjoyment of the game.

Along with the rest of the sporting community, we were thrilled when it was announced that Australia and New Zealand would co-host the FIFA Womens’ World Cup in 2023. FSG will ensure that we use this significant opportunity for football to leverage participation, both on and off the field.

For the first time ever the Association has a female Chairperson, Irene Hatzipetros, and our female football sub-committee continues to make positive and valuable contributions to the development of the game in the district.

The Association also re-introduced a Girls Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) on a part-time basis in 2020 and have also developed a new skills training program with Sydney FC,  specifically for girls in the region. Our part-time program allowed players to continue to play football at their local club, whilst also representing the Association in the Football NSW SAP competition.

To further support the pursuit of our objectives around female football, FSG are now seeking applications for a newly created part-time position of Technical Director – Female Football.

The role has been created to assist FSG to achieve key female football participation objectives. The position will play a crucial role in supporting our clubs and delivering our female football pathways to attract and retain talented female participants in the game.

To apply for the position please click here.

A key responsibility for the new Technical Director will be to oversee the delivery of the Associations Girls SAP and we are pleased to confirm that details of the 2021 trials are as follows:

Football St George Girls SAP (part-time) Trials

Venue: Poulton Park Training Field (Synthetic FSG Female TD Position Description)

Date: Tuesday 24th November

  • U10 & U11 @ 5pm
  • U12 & U13 @ 6.30pm

Register: To register for our trials please complete the online form using the following link https://forms.gle/u14xSx3GdFXz9EAC7

Note: The part-time program requires all girls to be registered with a local Football St George Club.