- 2023 Women's World Cup 'Aspiration Day' events will be hosted at north and south metropolitan locations
- Primary schools are encouraged to adopt one of the nine nations competing in Perth during the World Cup, research their country as part of the curriculum, and show support through school activities
- 2023 Women's World Cup curriculum resources are being created for all schools in partnership with Football West
Western Australian school students will celebrate the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand this July and August with a series of activities and events coordinated by the Department of Education.
In recognition of their strong female soccer programs, Balga Senior High School and Safety Bay Senior High School have both been selected to host one-off 'Women's World Cup Aspiration Day - Dream it…believe it…achieve it…' events.
These events will provide opportunities for girls and young women to participate in a series of activities, including an InspirED presentation from a renowned female sporting person, leadership activities, skill development workshops led by the Women's Perth Glory team and small-sided matches of soccer. The events are being co-hosted with support from Football West.
Kelmscott Senior High School, Lynwood Senior High School, South Coast Baptist College and Willetton Senior High School will attend the south metropolitan event at Safety Bay Senior High School on 28 July. Carine Senior High School, Dianella Secondary College, Emmanuel Catholic College and Mercy College will attend the north metropolitan event at Balga Senior High School on 4 August.
Students are also encouraged to enter the SUMMIT Sport 'design your own football' competition for a chance to win prizes for their school, including footballs and a signed Matildas jersey.
Comments attributed to Education Minister Tony Buti:
"The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup will bring the very best women's players from around the globe to Australia and Perth, creating a fantastic opportunity for school students to learn more about the diversity of competing nations.
"This will build awareness of other cultures while also engaging girls and young women in sport, which has so many leadership and wellbeing benefits.
"I'm looking forward to seeing schools participate in the range of events that have been planned and embracing the excitement of the FIFA Women's World Cup."
Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:
"These events bring together the very best parts of hosting the Women's World Cup in Perth - grass roots aspiration and creating a legacy for women and girls.
"Long after the event has passed, the effects will remain, with thousands of young girls inspired and motivated to pursue soccer as a sport. I'm so proud that the McGowan Government has been able to support this monumental event."
Education Minister's office - 6552 6400
Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5400