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The Future of Women’s Football – Wander Women

Community is one of the core values at Hubtex Australia, which is one of the main reasons why choosing to become part of the Captain’s Club at Western Sydney Wanderers FC was an easy decision.

By being a part of this membership we invest into the future of the younger generation within the Western Sydney region, offering free skills and courses to further enhance the future of men and women’s football.

In 2023 Australia saw the largest online audience for a Female Football tournament with over 18.6 million Australians tuning in to watch the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This has ignited a desire for young women across the country to become a part of the football community.

At the start of the month Western Sydney Wanderers FC launched a number of new programs and activities as part of their ongoing commitment to celebrate and grow the women’s game as part of Female Football Week.

During the celebrations, the young women were given access to a FREE Girls Only Skills Clinic which saw 250 young players take part in a jam-packed evening of football activities. The drills and exercises were tailored to support their fundamental skills such as passing, shooting and ball control.

Our Managing Director, Bruce Peatman was there on the night and has shared his thoughts on the amazing program and the future of women’s football:

“We all watched the Women’s World Cup last year, we went to a lot of the games ourselves and on the back of that the success of the Women’s A-League here in Australia. To watch it grow and continue to grow, you can definitely see the improvement there. But to see some of these girls come through and play for the Wanderers and hopefully some Matilda’s out there, that will be fantastic. For the Women’s game in general, I think it’s a fantastic thing. Our employees see the value in this, and they are proud to be a part of this!”

The Future of Football

We are dedicated to continuing our support in providing accessible resources to schools and communities. We are proud to be an investor of the new Girls Only Pre-Academy Development Program that is designed to advance the skills the young women already hold whilst also teaching them new skills and techniques to help them during their game play.

Since its original launch in 2021 the program has since developed to allow 100 young participants up to the age of 18 to engage in the free course over the duration of 20 weeks! With the aim to also encourage new friendships and useful team building skills alongside creating the future Matilda squad!

We are excited to see the growth for female football and to be a supporting pillar along the way!