Celebrating female football in Playford
This July, the City of Playford will celebrate female football with a line-up of activities to mark its involvement in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Australia and New Zealand.
Activities range from the unveiling of a Kaurna art mural to a female football super clinic open to young players, featuring food and music with a touch of Panama’s Central American flair.
Playford has been selected as a host city and will provide a base camp for the Panama Women’s National Football team out of the Playford Sports Precinct at Ridley Reserve.
Panama will play against Brazil at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide on 24 July in their first match of the series. Five games will be played in Hindmarsh in total.
People can get involved in the World Cup in Playford through our local events. More events may be released through out the next month and this webpage will be updated progressively.
Focused events will be held across major sport facilities, including Playford Bowling Club, Ridley Reserve Training Centre, John McVeity Centre, and Playford Tennis Centre.
One of the events is a masterclass on inspiring women in sport, complete with talks from well-known professional athletes and coaches like ex-Matilda Tracey Jenkins and Adelaide United Women’s Captain Isabel Hodgson.
To mark NAIDOC Week, which falls on the first week of July, a legacy mural by indigenous artist Scott Rathman will be unveiled in Ridley Reserve Sports Precinct. Designed with a nod to community and welcoming, its placement at the precinct recognises the location as a meeting point for the duration of the celebrations.
|Inspiring Women’s Masterclass||Monday 17 July||A special event complete with talks from well-known professional athletes and coaches like ex-Matilda Tracey Jenkins and Adelaide United Women’s Captain Isabel Hodgson.|
|Female Football Super Clinic||Friday 21 July||Learn a variety of football tips and tricks with expert coaches from Football SA and players from the Adelaide United Women’s Football Club. There will also be fun football inflatables, giveaways, food and music with a touch of Panama’s Central American flair.|
|Women’s Futsal World Cup||Saturday 22 July||The Futsal World Cup aims to provide a one-day sporting event specifically designed for club female teams from Playford. The carnival seeks to leave a lasting legacy for the Women’s game in our City by promoting participation and camaraderie among local female players while in a fun and competitive environment.|
Inspiring Women's Masterclass
Experience the game-changing 'Inspiring Women in Sport' Masterclass—A special event celebrating female sport during the Women’s World Cup.
Uniting local players, coaches, teachers, committee members and local leaders, this free masterclass features an inspiring panel of guest speakers who will share their wisdom and experience in championing and accelerating female sport.
Female Football Super Clinic
The City of Playford is holding a ‘Female Football Super Clinic’ for local club's junior female players at Ridley Reserve on Friday 21 July.
Playford clubs are nominating attendees for this clinic. Any available spaces will be made available to the public.
Women’s Futsal World Cup
Playford clubs are nominating Teams for this event. Any available spaces will be made available to the public. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0403 712 927.
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