IFW21 Theme

The theme for Indigenous Football Week 2021 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.

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.


participation of boys and girls in JMF sessions


representation of females on Moriarty Foundation board


of Indigenous coaching staff are female


Marra woman Shadeene (Shay) Evans is JMF’s inaugural Scholarship Holder. Shay plays for A-League Women side Adelaide United, she was selected as a Young Matilda in 2018, and was named vice-captain in 2019.

Yorta Yorta/Wiradjuri woman Jada Whyman plays for A-League Women side Sydney FC and is a Matilda squad member. She was awarded W-League Women 2021 Goalkeeper of the Year.

Wiradjuri woman Tiffany Stanley is a JMF community coach in Dubbo. Tiffany is one of only a handful of Australian female football coaches to achieve a ‘C’ Level coaching license.

Warumungu man Patrick Coleman is a JMF community coach in Tennant Creek and a member of the NT Youth Round Table.

IFW21 Partners

We are grateful for the support from our official Indigenous Football Week 2021 partners.

IFW21 Events

IFW21 Facebook Live Interview Series

Join us for a series of Facebook Live sessions bringing the football community together to discuss gender equality in football.

JMF Community Gala Days

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

Online Girls Football Workshop

Young female footballers from across Australia are invited to join our JMF team for an online football workshop.

Online expert panel

Join us 4pm Wednesday, 24 November on JMF's Facebook page for an expert panel discussing gender equality in football.

Get IFW21 updates on social media

Wrap up of Indigenous Football Week 2021

November 29, 2021

Indigenous Football Week to focus on next level gender equality in the game

November 22, 2021

Indigenous Football Week gala day

Wrap up of JMF Indigenous Football Week 2020

November 23, 2020

JMF Programs

John Moriarty Football

A skills mastery initiative for 2-18 year olds that uses football (soccer) for talent and positive change.

JMF Scholarships & Pathways

A life-changing pathway for talented young footballers aged 10-18 years in our grassroots JMF program.