Impetus Supports Indigenous Football Week

This coming week, John Moriarty Football, Impetus’ charity partner is marking Indigenous Football Week with the theme of Gender Equality in Football. We’re exceptionally proud to be supporting this project on our site and social media channels.

Above: Artwork: John Moriarty Football.

The theme for Indigenous Football Week 2021 (IFW21) is “Gender Equality in Football – Changing the Game” and will focus on the power of football to unlock the potential of Indigenous girls and women and improve gender equality, from grassroots to elite.

Indigenous Football Week brings the football community together to support inclusion, cultural recognition, and diversity.

Above: Ros Moriarty, JMF co-founder, co-chair, and co-MD. Photo: Twitter.

IFW21 will see some of football’s best take a deep dive into gender equality issues of women in football leadership and specific intersectional challenges and opportunities in football for Indigenous girls and women.

To celebrate Indigenous Football Week 2021 (IFW21), 22-27 November and its theme of ‘gender equality in football’, John Moriarty Football (JMF) is organising a series of Facebook Live sessions bringing people from all levels and areas of the football community to discuss this important topic.

Impetus is proud to be able to announce that we will be taking part in the event on Friday 26th November which will see founder and editor Ben Gilby lead a discussion with JMF co-founder, co-chair, and co-MD Ros Moriarty, Wiradjuri woman Tiffany Stanley who is JMF community coach in Dubbo and is one of only a handful of Australian female football coaches to achieve a ‘C’ Level coaching license, Impetus sponsored player Leah Embley of Brighouse Town and the club’s head coach Rob Mitchell.

To watch the interviews, follow JMF’s Facebook page.

The full programme of Facebook Live sessions are:

2pm AEDT Monday, 22 November
Indigenous Football Competition Opportunities

2pm AEDT Tuesday, 23 November
Gender equality and football coaching

4pm AEDT Wednesday, 24 November
Expert panel: Changing the game when it comes to gender equality

Above: Wiradjuri woman Tiffany Stanley, JMF community coach in Dubbo who is joining a special Facebook Live session hosted by Impetus founder and editor Ben Gilby this coming week. Photo: Moriarty Foundation.

2pm AEDT Thursday, 25 November
Elite football players on gender equality

2pm AEDT Friday, 26 November
Cross-cultural perspectives on gender equality in football

The Moriarty Foundation will also be holding a special girls football fitness online workshop hosted by JMF female coaches, which will be live and interactive on Tuesday 23rd November.

There will also be an online panel event featuring experts from the football community which will be streamed live on JMF’s Facebook page at 4:00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 24 November.

Panellists will include:

  • Ros Moriarty, Hon. Managing Director of Moriarty Foundation and Chair of Football Australia’s Women’s Football Council
  • Alyawarre woman Raylene King, JMF Tennant Creek Community Coach
  • Aniwan man Bryce Deaton, JMF Dubbo Head Coach and Mentor
  • Glenn Warry, CEO of Football Coaches Australia
  • Kate Gill, former Matilda Captain and Co-CEO of PFA
  • Hosted by Tal Karp, lawyer, Olympian and former Matilda

Additionally, on Saturday, 27 November JMF will be holding Community Gala Days in Kuranda (QLD), Tennant Creek (NT), and Dubbo (NSW).

Impetus will be running special feature articles during every day of Indigenous Football Week starting tomorrow. There will be exclusive features on some of the leading names in Indigenous women’s football. Also, keep an eye out every day on our social media channels during the week as we’ll be posting videos twice daily in support of Gender Equality in Football and offering skills challenges to young players.

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