Sydney FC’s second annual Women In Football event, proudly supported by Billbergia – Sydney FC’s Liberty A-Leagues sleeve partner, took place on Thursday to celebrate some of the fantastic work performed by women and those involved in the women’s game at our club.
There were over 100 people in attendance at the Kimpton Margot Hotel in Sydney’s CBD with Billbergia, NSW government officials and representatives from Sydney FC, including Chairman Scott Barlow, his wife Alina Barlow, and many of our partners.
Guests were greeted with a selection of entrees and drinks before MC Sophie Clapin welcomed Sydney FC’s Chief Operating Officer Adam Santo to the stage to say a few words.
The speech was followed by a 20 minute panel discussion on breaking the bias against women in sport, the theme of International Women’s Day, featuring panelists Sydney FC Foundation Chair and Senior Investment Advisor for Morgans Financial Jenny Abood, Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Sport, Karen Jones, the first Aboriginal-Australian candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney , Yvonne Weldon and former Sydney FC player and current Young Matildas’ Head Coach Leah Blayney.
Once the panel discussion was finished the awards ceremony took place and there were six winners in total.
💙 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗲𝘀 – 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹 & 𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗔𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘁 – Sydney FC Powerchair Team
💙 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 – 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗗𝗮 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝘃𝗮 – Girls & Women’s Football Coordinator at Hornsby Heights Football Clubs.
💙 𝗦𝘆𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗙𝗖 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 – 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 𝗘𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗴𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗻
💙 𝗦𝘆𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗙𝗖 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 – 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘀
💙 𝗦𝘆𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗙𝗖 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗳𝗳 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼 – 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗮𝗵 𝗟𝗶𝗱𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿
Each winner received a Sydney FC shirt with their name on the back plus flowers presented by Billbergia CEO Paul Addison and Matilda’s forward Chloe Logarzo.
The night was rounded off with photos and formalities and a round of applause for all the great service given by those who has won.