Wanderers launch new programs as part of Female Football Week celebrations

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

The Wanderers Female Football Week celebrations supported by the NSW Government kick-off from today with a FREE Girls Only Skills Clinic which will see over 300 young players descend on Wanderers Fives tonight for a jam-packed night of football activity including drills and exercises focusing on improving fundamental skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, ball control, agility and coordination.

The night will feature an appearance from the Wanderer 2023/24 Liberty A-League squad for a meet and greet, Q&As as well as a merchandise giveaway.

The Wanderers have also confirmed today the launch of their very first Girls Only Pre-Academy Development Program designed to advance the skills players already possess while teaching them new skills and techniques to improve their game based on the club’s highly regarded coaching curriculum.

The Girls Only Pre-Academy will be led by Wanderers community coaching staff under the guidance of Head of Women’s Football Tom Sermanni and Liberty A-League head coach Robbie Hooker.

The program marks another step for the Wanderers in the female football development space to actively engage, develop and support aspiring young players from the Western Sydney region.

This announcement comes off the back of the Wanderers confirming their 2024 Future Wander Women squad.

Launched in 2021, the Future Wander Women Program is an opportunity to be discovered, mentored and developed as the next superstar in Western Sydney. 

Expanding to 100 participants and up to U18s players, the FREE program runs as a 20-week block across Terms 2 and 3 of the calendar year.

The Red & Black will be re-opening registrations for their FREE Girls Only Schools Clinics which engages students through football to provide them with a positive experience.

Such delivery of free school programs continues the club’s commitment to making sure that football programs are accessible to all schools and students in the region.

Female Football Week marks the return of the club’s FREE Active Mum’s Program which has been designed for all to have fun, meet new people and learn basic football skills in a social and supportive environment. 

Hosted at the newly built Wanderers Fives, the program has been designed and will be delivered by experienced female coaches who understand that not everyone is an expert at football and have a greater focus on building an active lifestyle. 

Active Mums sessions are run at convenient times for parents, in parallel with junior training sessions held at Wanderers Football Park. 

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson spoke highly of the Wanderers Female Football Week celebrations and programs. 

“We are very proud to have such an expansive Women’s football program at both a grassroots and elite level,” said Hudson.

“Female Football Week is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the role that so many women play in football at all levels.

“We are delighted that we can not only play a role in the celebrations, but also make a real difference to supporting the growth of the women’s game with a number for initiatives and programs.”