IFW22 Theme

The theme for IFW22 is “Mayamantharra*: Partnerships for Success” and will focus on how Indigenous football thrives through strong partnerships.

Football can be a powerful vehicle for unlocking the potential of Indigenous peoples and creating pathways to transformational opportunities and overcoming social disadvantage. As we draw closer to Australia and New Zealand hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, IFW22 will bring the football community together to support inclusion, cultural recognition and diversity.

IFW22 Patron

We are very grateful to have the football superstar Mary Fowler as Patron for Indigenous Football Week 2022. Mary is one of the emerging superstars in world football. An adidas Ambassador, current Matilda and Manchester City player, she made her international debut for the Matilda’s at just 15 years of age.

“I’m incredibly honoured to be the Patron for Indigenous Football Week 2022. It’s an amazing opportunity to share the power and joy of football with Indigenous children around the world. I really like how John Moriarty Football is working to improve young Indigenous players’ access to the life-changing benefits of football. I’m proud to be part of this goal.” – Mary Fowler.

IFW22 Partners

We are grateful for the support from our official Indigenous Football Week 2022 partners.

IFW22 Events

IFW22 Charity Football Tournament

A football tournament that will bring together corporate teams to raise funds for the continued delivery of John Moriarty Football.

IFW22 Community Gala Days

JMF hubs will be celebrating IFW22 with community gala days, featuring friendly games for our talented, young footballers.

Inaugural IFA Council Meeting

IFW22 will host the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Indigenous Football Australia (IFA) Council to discuss maximising the benefits of JMF.

International Knowledge Sharing

IFW22 will unite the international Indigenous football community to share knowledge on improving young Indigenous players’ access to the game.

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*Mayamantharra in the Yanyuwa language means, “collaboration”, as spoken by families in Borroloola, Gulf of Carpentaria, NT

Wrap up of Indigenous Football Week 2022

November 2, 2022

Indigenous Football Week 2022

October 17, 2022

Wrap up of Indigenous Football Week 2021

November 29, 2021

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.