Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum

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From March 10-18, 2019, Football United is thrilled to be hosting the second Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum, a week-long residential program that will invite up to 8 emerging female leaders in sport-for-development (S4D) in Arab nations to connect and learn with 8 Australian emerging female leaders. 

The forum, supported by the Commonwealth through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Council for Australian-Arab Relations, will build the capacity of emerging female leaders who are volunteering or working in organisations or clubs using sport to drive positive change in their communities as coaches, referees, administrators and/or mentors; and promote inclusion and cross-cultural connections.

The 8-day residential women in sports leadership forum will be held at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence providing an opportunity for positive cross-cultural exchange and a unique learning environment facilitated by experts in leadership, football and sports for social change. 

We are looking for 8 highly inspirational emerging female young leaders (aged between 18-30 years) from the Arab world and 8 from Australia, using sport to promote positive outcomes in their community.

Applications for international delegates are now closed.  

Applications for Australian delegates are now closed.

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Delegates will support the delivery of a multicultural girls’ gala day at the state of the art facilities at Valentine Sportspark, participate in an evening discussion forum at Gilbert+Tobin Lawyers; and take part in the A-League Harmony Round flag march supported by Sydney FC. 

The core pillars of the forum include:

Know & Grow: Inspirational workshops delivered by expert facilitators to promote self awareness, understand sport for development and social change, and develop story telling and leadership skills.

Connect: Provide a platform for women to network, exchange and foster stronger links between Arab and Australian women, develop greater cross-cultural understanding and appreciation, and establish a long-lasting professional network of women in sport for social change.

Make a Change: Forum delegates will develop the skills to influence and drive positive change in their respective communities, using sport and other creative tools, to apply in their respective communities.

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