Football Queensland Wide Bay is excited to launch Girls United, a new 6-a-side social introduction to football for women and girls.
Beginning on Wednesday 11 August at Martens Oval in Bundaberg, the six-week program will be open to women over the age of 16 – regardless of their experience or knowledge of the game.
Each session will run for one hour, including a warm-up session focused on introducing basic ball skills and simple coordination techniques, followed by games on small-sized fields.
FQ General Manager – Central Coast Region Andy Allan said Girls United will create a safe and inclusive environment for women and girls to have fun, make new friends and stay fit through football.
“As Australia’s most popular participation sport, thousands of Queenslanders from across the state play football for fitness and social connectedness,” said Allan.
“However, we know that some women and girls do not commit to the traditional format of 11 a-side football for 20 or more weeks.
“This is why we have developed Girls United, to provide a space to play football in a social and relaxed setting.
“To ensure all participants feel comfortable, we will be running two programs: one for women who have never played before, and another for women who have previous experience in football.
“Girls United will help us achieve one of our key strategic targets to increase women and girls’ participation in Wide Bay.
“Our vision for football is that everyone feels encouraged to get involved, regardless of age, gender or cultural background. We encourage all women in Wide Bay to come along and give football a go.”
- 11 August to 17 September 2021.
- Martens Oval, Bundaberg.
- $50 per player for a six-week program.
- Open to women and girls aged 16 and over.
- 6-a-side on small fields.