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Australia on the path to gender equality

  • Australia celebrates Women’s Football Week as FIFA Women’s World Cup approaches

  • The co-organizer of the competition has set an ambitious goal for the coming years

  • One goal is to “develop the potential of women and girls in indigenous and immigrant groups”

Australia agreed to co-host FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 The goal is to achieve equal participation of women and men in football by 2027. It may be a very ambitious goal, but Australia is determined to achieve it. While there is already a strong base of players below, there is still a need to focus on working towards that goal. This week, the annual National Women’s Football Week, continued to strengthen existing foundations. The nine-day festival week was, after all, supported by numerous initiatives across the country Our game Football by Australia. Engagement with players was an important goal, but the event provided an opportunity to honor coaches, referees, volunteers and officials.

Although there are many different sports in Australia, football is the most widely played sport, with a significant number of women participating. “By 2022, we have a large number of women and girls across New South Wales registering to play football. Australia. “Enthusiasm is growing at the grassroots level … about next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup and the huge impetus it will give to women’s football across Australia.” Hayley Todd, Head of Women’s and Educational Football at Football NSW, added: “Women play a vital role in the development of football. We want to isolate, respect and recognize every player in the football family. . “

Australian Legacy ’23 project It aims to create common social interests through the greater participation of women in football, but more importantly “to unleash the potential of women and girls in domestic and immigrant communities”. The different backgrounds of the players newly added to the Australia U-17 national team show that this development is in full swing. Another focus is on intensifying collaboration with the Australian Aborigines, a population group that has traditionally returned to other sports. Top women’s footballers such as Lydia Williams and Kya Simon are role models for tribal youth, as are many women A-League players, including Allira Toby of Canberra United. Growing up in a small rural town in Queensland, Toby said, “I believe it’s important to see people from your culture.” When I grew up, I really stood out. [die Leichtathletin] Kathy Freeman who drew attention in the case of tribal women athletes. It was unique to see, but we still needed it. “I’m so excited to have a platform to help future generations of tribal children who want to live football or whatever they want to do.”