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Sportswomen for Change Leadership Forum

People walking onto a field each holding a country flag. 3 Women wearing sports women for change jerseys in the centre of the photo.

Delegates and Football United participants at Leichhardt Oval, taking part in a pre-match flag parade for the Sydney FC Harmony Round match. Credit: University of NSW-Football United.

Hosted at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, 'beating heart of urban Aboriginal Australia', the 6 day Sportswomen for Change Leadership forum for emerging leaders welcomed 8 women from Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Iraq, Qatar, and Bahrain; and 8 Australian women working to build and improve their communities through sport and to develop leadership skills and promote cross-cultural bonds.

The 16 delegates supported the delivery of a football festival for over 150 girls at the state-of-the-art facilities at Valentine Sports Park, celebrating Female Football Week; participated in several leadership and sport for social change game design and delivery workshops; participated in an evening discussion panel hosted by Moya Dodd at Gilbert+Tobin facilitated by Tracey Holmes; participated in a beach and surf safety session with Surf Life Saving NSW; and took part in a powerful Hyundai A-League Harmony Round flag march supported by Sydney FC.

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