Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum


From March 13-17, Football United is thrilled to be hosting the Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum, a week long residential program that will welcome six female sport-for-development practitioners to join six Australian working and volunteering in the field.

The 5-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.

This forum is supported by the Commonwealth through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Council for Australian-Arab Relations, and our key partners The Lebanese Muslim Association (GoActive), and Football New South Wales.

Delegates will support the delivery of a multicultural girls’ gala day at the state of the art facilities at Valentine Sportspark, celebrating Female Football Week; participate in an evening discussion forum hosted by Moya Dodd and Gilbert+Tobin lawyers; and take part in the A-League Harmony Round flag march supported by Sydney FC and the Australian Federal Police. 

The core pillars of the forum include:

GROW: Inspirational workshops delivered by high-quality facilitators, experts in their fields, will allow forum delegates to develop their storytelling ability to influence change; and explore and exchange strategies in using sport for social change in various contexts.

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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