A Look Back At Indigenous Football Week

Impetus has been so proud to promote our charity partners John Moriarty Football‘s Indigenous Football Week. We look back over a week of powerful video messages, feature articles and a live broadcast (28/11/21).

Artwork: John Moriarty Football.

Five feature articles, fourteen videos and a programme broadcast on SBS Sport and Facebook Live – it’s been a powerful week of coverage of our charity partners JMF’s Indigenous Football Week theme of Gender Equality in Football.


Across our @ImpetusFootball Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds this week, we’ve put out a total of fourteen videos of support for Gender Equality in Football. Contributors have included young players, senior players and journalists. There’s also been a few skills challenges given to the JMF children. Missed any of the videos? They are all below!


Monday saw Wiradjuri Woman and Dubbo-based JMF coach Tiffany Stanley share her hugely inspirational story about how she became one of the few female Indigenous Australians to hold a coaching licence and the incredible work she does on a daily basis: Tiffany Stanley: A Role Model Empowering Indigenous Children For JMF

On Tuesday, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta women, Jada Whyman, the Sydney FC and Matildas goalkeeper was profiled by Ben Gilby, highlighting her incredible story of daily long journeys to train and play before becoming one of the nation’s top shot-stoppers: Jada Whyman: An Inspirational Player With A Big Future

Lydia Williams, one of the greatest Indigenous players to represent her country was profiled by Kieran Yap on Wednesday: Lydia Williams: Influential Matilda & Indigenous Role Model

Ros Moriarty, JMF co-founder, co-chair, co-MD and founding Women’s Football Council Chair of Football Australia spoke to Kieran Yap about the work and ethos of John Moriarty Football: “Football Is A Powerful Vehicle For Social Good And Transformation”

The week of special features concluded on Friday with Impetus editor Ben Gilby hosting a special programme broadcast on SBS Sport and Facebook Live which included Ros Moriarty, Tiffany Stanley and Impetus sponsored Brighouse Town midfielder Leah Embley as well as the club’s head coach Rob Mitchell: Impetus Involved With Indigenous Football Week Broadcast


Friday’s broadcast can be watched on-demand here: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Gender Equality in Football

Artwork supplied by: John Moriarty Football.

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