Thirroul JFC will celebrate Female Football Week by hosting the annual Thunderbirds Cup at Gibson Park on Sunday, March 12.
The tournament, for Under 16-18s girls, will again feature some of the best female talent among those age groups in the South Coast region, including the Albion Park team which won last year's FNSW Under 18s Champion of Champions final.
In total, eight teams from Albion Park, Bulli, Shellharbour, Thirroul and Warilla will contest the Thunderbirds Cup, now in its third season.
The previous winners were Woonona in 2015 and Albion Park in 2016.
Kicking off at 9am, the tournament will be played in a round-robin format, with each team guaranteed a minimum of two games.
Football NSW ready for Female Football Week
As part of the Female Football Week festivities there are a number of activations taking shape across Sydney focusing on the development of the female game from a player, official and referee perspective.
Football NSW Game Development Officer for Women and Girls Servet Uzunlar was eagerly anticipating the week and encouraged everyone to get behind what will be a fantastic week for the female game.
“It’s great to see such an initiative dedicated to the Female game.
“We have several key activations across various areas from around Sydney that will help support and show awareness of the female game.
“I want to thank everyone for their support and wish everyone the best of luck with the running of their special events.”
Below is a list of detailed activations taking place at various locations across Sydney:
Sunday 12th March
Thirroul Junior Football Club – Gibson Park 9am - U16-U18 Girls Tournament
Bankstown Association – Coaching Course
Sutherland Association - All Stars Match - SSFA v FSC Women’s All Stars match (U10 FSC and SSFA U10 GSAP teams playing beforehand)
Bankstown Association – Girls Gala Day
Monday 13 March
Northern Suburbs FA School - Charles Bean - Free Girls Skills Night
Tuesday 14th March
Bankstown Association - Professional Development Session – “coaching female players”
Sutherland Association (TBC) - SSFA & FSC GSAP Games
· U10s 6pm
· U12 7pm Women’s Football Development Guide
Wednesday 15th March
Northern Suburbs FA - Grassroots Coaching Course 6pm - 9:30pm
Friday 17th March
Northern Suburbs FA School - Free Girls Skills Night
Venue 1- Willis Centre
Venue 2- Mills Park
Sunday 19th March
Bankstown Association – Level 4 Referees Course
Manly Association – BTH Raiders v Mosman FFW
Roselea FC – Womens 4 a side competition
Gordon Soccer Club (TBC) – Girls Only Gala Day
Football South Coast – The Fraternity Club Futsal Courts 9-11am - Grassroots/Skill Training workshop
Member Federation Supporting Activations
Football NSW & Football United Gala Day,
Valentine Sports Park.
GSAP Gala Day – Valentine Sports Park
NPL and NPL2 Coaching Female Workshop – Valentine Sports Park (TBC)