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.
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.
We are grateful for the support from our official Indigenous Football Week 2022 partners.
A football tournament that will bring together corporate teams to raise funds for the continued delivery of John Moriarty Football.
JMF hubs will be celebrating IFW22 with community gala days, featuring friendly games for our talented, young footballers.
IFW22 will host the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Indigenous Football Australia (IFA) Council to discuss maximising the benefits of JMF.
IFW22 will unite the international Indigenous football community to share knowledge on improving young Indigenous players’ access to the game.
A skills mastery initiative for 2-18 year olds that uses football (soccer) for talent and positive change.
A life-changing pathway for talented young footballers aged 10-18 years in our grassroots JMF program.