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Football Fever has landed in Australia

Football Fever Football Australia

Students and teachers can now join the excitement of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ by hosting a Football Fever event at their school.

Football Fever is an exciting way to engage school students in a modified tournament of small-sided games, celebrate diversity, apply basic skills in a supportive team environment, and enthuse children to become lifelong supporters of the world game.

Football Fever has been developed by Football Australia to empower teachers to run their own intra-school tournament that replicates the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. Schools can register for the free intra-school tournament today and become a part of the biggest women’s sporting event in history.

Football is an excellent way to improve a child’s physical fitness and overall health.

Football presents a number of benefits for children who learn how to play, including:

  • Improving a child’s physical fitness and overall health
  • Developing strength, endurance, agility, and coordination abilities
  • Building a more robust immune system
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Promoting healthy body image
  • Fostering positive relationships with peers from diverse backgrounds
  • Developing an understanding of teamwork, camaraderie and good sportsmanship
  • Improving communication skills

Free and flexible, Football Fever can run before, during or after school on the school oval, school hall or local venue, pending school availability and timetable. Additionally, it can serve as a community event for schools, open to the involvement of parents as volunteers and spectators.

When schools register their Football Fever event with Football Australia, they will receive a free Football Fever resource that guides teachers through the organisation and delivery elements of a mini tournament; including arranging teams, event plans and playing formats.

Schools can share photos on social media and tag @miniroos and @footballaustralia to unlock giveaways for students.

To unlock the free Football Fever resource, click here.

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