Thirroul Junior Football Club will celebrate Female Football Week by hosting a tournament for Under 16-18s Girls teams in the Football South Coast competition at Gibson Park this Sunday.
The tournament, which has been sanctioned by Football NSW as an official event of Female Football Week, brings together some of the best young women's teams from those age groups in the South Coast region for a day of pre-season action.
Eight teams from Albion Park, Bulli, Coledale, Woonona and Thirroul will compete for the Thunderbirds Cup in a round robin-style format, in which they will each play a minimum of two games.
An article about the tournament has been published on the Football NSW website and Facebook page.
The tournament has also been listed in Football NSW's calendar of events for Female Football Week.
Thirroul JFC coaching co-ordinator Brad Walter said the club was pleased to host an event associated with Female Football Week.
"This is a great initiative by Football NSW and the FFA as the interest in the game among young girls and women at our club and within the Illawarra area is absolutely booming," Walter said.
"The number of girls playing for Thirroul JFC is now almost half the club's 450 junior players and the Thunderbirds will this season have an Under 21s Youth Grade team for the first time, as well as three senior women's teams.
"With the Westfield Matildas qualifying for the Olympics, that growth is only going to get bigger."
Sunday, 13th March 2016
Thomas Gibson Park, Thirroul, NSW 2515