Top female talent raring for holiday hit out

While some secondary school students spend the final weekend school holidays cramming in assignments, catching up on reading, or sleeping in as late as possible, some of NSW and the ACT’s most talented multicultural and Indigenous athletes are gearing up for a big weekend of footy.

Forty female footballers aged 14-16 will attend a program from 7-9 October to test their talents against the best from our region.

Players are attending from Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Broken Hill, Tamworth, Bellingen, Orange, Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Wollongong, Shellharbour and Newcastle.

Each of these participants shone in April’s Indigenous Female Youth Leadership Program, supported by Transport for NSW, and the Multicultural Female Youth Leadership Program, and were invited to this special opportunity.


All roads leading to match day

This program has narrowed the talent pool from April, with the players experiencing an elite-style lead-up to a match they’ll play at GIANTS HQ on Saturday, 8 October.

The match will be played between the First Nations team and the multicultural team with most of the camp’s activities leading into and after the match focused on game preparation and review.


Further growth opportunities

There will also be an opportunity for the players to learn their responsibilities as young drivers from Transport for NSW, and hear from Swans players James Bell and Aliesha Newman, as well as GIANTS star, Haneen Zreika, about what it takes to be an elite footballer.

Ksquared will deliver a goal setting and mindset class, and the AFL will conduct a workshop on the impacts drug use, alcohol, smoking and vaping have on performance, mental health and wellbeing.


Support from Transport for NSW

Transport for NSW is an invaluable supporter of AFL NSW/ACT’s Indigenous Youth Leadership Programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth since 2014.

Through the programs, Transport for NSW has imparted wisdom onto dozens of our young leaders about the importance of road safety and developing leadership in their community by reinforcing road safety messages to help our state move Towards Zero road fatalities by 2056.

Thank you for Transport for NSW’s ongoing support of our young and talented leaders.