Female Football Week celebrated by Arncliffe Aurora Football Club

Celebration: The women of Arnclfe Aurora Football Club with special guests, at the club'd Female Football Week event. Picture: Supplied.
Celebration: The women of Arnclfe Aurora Football Club with special guests, at the club'd Female Football Week event. Picture: Supplied.

Arncliffe Aurora Football Club celebrated Female Football Week on Friday, May 7, holding an event in collaboration with Sydney FC W-League.

Featuring Sydney FC W-League defender and two-time Westfield W-League Championship and Premiership winner Ellie Brush, along with other special guests, players (past and present) attended the event at Arncliffe Park

The first female Chair of Football St George, Irene Hatzipetros said that Female Football Week was a state-wide initiative.

"[It] provides an opportunity to celebrate the immense growth of women's football and the important role women play in developing football," she said.

"The growth of female participation in the local area has increased to 25% and it is encouraging to see Arncliffe Aurora FC and other grassroots clubs embrace Female Football Week and who continue to drive female football participation."

Ellie Brush shared her story with the girls and answered questions from aspiring female football players. She also spent time with them signing posters and taking photos.

Arncliffe Aurora is celebrating 10 years of female football on its 30th year anniversary.

Over the past few months, the Club has been committed to growing its female engagement, successfully achieving a participation rate above the local and national average.

In 2021, the Club has a 30 per cent female participation, with approximately 150 females across 16 mixed/female teams (from Under 6's to Premier League Women).