Eight games were played over the weekend as the two North West Sydney Football Cups kick off.
With the first round of the pre season underway, this years cup competitions will help clubs prepare for a blockbuster 2022 winter season.
Grand Finals for the cup will be played at 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 19th March, on Christie Park #2. Then the 2022 winter season kicks off Saturday 2nd April.
2022 Fixtures have been released for the North West Sydney Football Premier League Men's (PLM) and Super League Men's (SLM) competitions.
This year Macquarie Dragons SC will look to defend their premiership finish in 2021, whilst in Round 1 we will see a local derby between Pennant Hills FC and Normanhurst FC.
Round 1 will kick off Saturday 2nd April and Grand Finals are scheduled for 27th August (this is subject to change). You can view the full competitions calendar here.
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NWSF Premier League Women's (PLW) draw will be released later, in line with the rest of the NWSF 2022 championship draw, due to the initial set up of the competition mirroring previous years All Age competitions, whereby team nominations are not yet due therefore not feasible for a draw to be generated. In coming years, NWSF look to align team nominations and draw release for PLM and PLW
Inaugural Female Football Forum - a big hit in the lead up to International Womens Day (8 March) and Female Football Week (6-15 May).
The 2022 Female Football Forum held on Tuesday 7th February, is part of a long list of activities leading up to International Womens Day (8 March) and Female Football Week (6-15 May).
NWSF along with our 34 member clubs have been working hard recently, as part of the 2023WWC & Beyond Working Party, to support female football in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup. There's less than 18 months until 20 July 2023, when the 32-team tournament kicks off in Australia and New Zealand.
One of NWSF's top focuses is to ensure females enjoy the game at all levels - player, coach, volunteer, referee. The forum, which saw more than 80% of our clubs represented, gave an opportunity for our community to share ideas and strategies for change and growth.
"This event brought together local champions of change, and we're excited that our local football community will benefit from the outcomes discussed from this progressive and creative group" reflected Jodie Camden, NWSF Board.
"The excitement is growing from our grassroots club players to our elite teams about the FIFA Women’s World Cup next year, and the boost that this will give to female football everywhere” stated Denise Robinson, NWSF's Women's Football Manager.
This year's International Womens Day theme is #BreakTheBias. With less than a month until March 8, NWSF will focus on showcasing a gender equal football family across our marketing and communications.
Both International Womens Day and Female Football week aim to create:
In 2022 Female Football Week will be celebrated from May 6-15 across NSW.
Normanhurst Eagles Football Club Normo 3's APAPT program bigger and better than ever, highlighting the strength and growth in female football.
Normanhurst Eagles Football Club ran their 2nd annual ADAPT Normo3s event on February 5th 2022. The program is a 1-day, fun-filled, 3-a-side football festival for girls from U5 to U14.
Pennant Hills Oval was a show of colour with over 150 players competing in across 50 teams from local clubs Normanhurst Eagles FC, Pennant Hills FC and Roselea FC.
“The success of Normo 3s format comes from the small, sided games giving players lots of opportunity to be on the ball” reflected Nick Deverell, event organiser and Normanhurst Eagles FC Mini’s and Junior Coordinator.
“Short games and small pitches with no keepers mean lots of on-the-ball action for all players, and lots of goals get scored.”
The NWSF board and the NWSF Women’s World Cup Working Party, along with clubs, players, referees, and coaches will come together for sharing of ideas, strategic planning and practical case studies.
The forum, which will run from 7pm-8:30pm on Tuesday 8th February 2022, will support the growth of female football participation in the north western districts of Sydney.