Football St George is excited to announce that Female Football will benefit from more than $17,500 in funding to deliver programs to boost female coaching and participation as part of the NSW Football Legacy Fund.

The NSW Football Legacy Fund is an initiative established by the NSW Government, Football NSW, and Northern NSW Football as a result of NSW hosting FIFA Women’s World Cup matches in 2023.

The Fund aims to improve football facilities and support infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, and improve female player pathways.

Football St George secured two (2) participation grants under the program to implement female football coach education and development programs. Two courses will be delivered free of charge to participants and will support delivery of the Female Coach Mentor Program that was established during the 2022 Female Football Week.

Coach education courses funded under the program include;

  • Game Training Certificate – to be delivered in February 2023.
  • Football Australia ‘C’ Coaching Licence – to be delivered in October/November 2023.

Football St George’s Technical Director, Brian Dene, spoke of the boost the funding will have on female participation in football.

“Funding for the Game Training and C-Licence Courses enhances the Football St George Female Coach Mentor Program, enables participation by more coaches, and removes any challenge the cost of the courses may have had on whether a coach was able to attend.

These courses, as part of the Female Coach Mentor Program, will help the Association meet the needs of our ever-growing football community.

“As we strive for gender parity across the football landscape, we are looking forward to seeing these new programs in place, helping future generations of female football participants.”

In additional to the grants successfully obtained by FSG, Football NSW have identified FSG to deliver a community coach education course as part of their successful grant application. The grant will include free delivery of a Skill Acquisition Course to female coaches in the region, to be delivered by a female coach instructor identified for mentoring by the FSG Technical Director.

Football St George CEO Phil Brown said;

We extend our thanks to the NSW Government and Football NSW for their support of female football through the Legacy Fund.

The grant application by Football St George and resulting delivery of coach education courses, at no cost to the participant, demonstrates our commitment to fostering female football, and is aligned to our strategic goals of facilitating access to accredited education programs, and providing coach education programs for community and advance pathways.

We encourage any aspiring female coach to contact Football St George and take advantage of these coach development opportunities.”

Football St George will shortly call for expressions of interest in the 2023 Female Football Program, and for participants in the FNSW Skill Acquisition Course.

 

All enquiries relating to the Female Coach Mentor Program can be directed to Football St George via email info@footballstgeorge.com.au