Join our community football club to learn from top-quality coaches and become an outstanding individual and leader, on and off the football field. You can also volunteer to help organise game days or coach the club, or register your school for the female football Skill Acquisition Program (SAP).
ACU Football Club is the university’s first community club. Established to provide a women’s football program for our students as well as the local community, its primary focus is to promote women’s participation in sport.
Our strategic approach to long-term club success is founded on eight fundamental areas. It begins with our physical and human infrastructures: training facilities and effective governance. This is complemented by the support services we offer players, and a self-sufficient financial model overseen by the University.
Our eight fundamental areas are:
We foster a special environment to develop female footballers of the highest order, while offering our players the opportunity to receive a university education.
ACU aims to be a leader in the world of women’s football. Our focus is to produce players of the highest quality, so the program is driven by top-quality coaches. It is our long-term goal to produce outstanding individuals and leaders, on and off the football field.The club’s mission is aligned with ACU’s mission: “Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in truth and love, ACU is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person, and the common good. In this mission, we engage the Catholic intellectual tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education.”
There are number of ways to join our club and be part of football’s forward momentum. These include:
Emily is a Football Federation Australia (FFA) C Licence coach. She has coached at the University of Sydney for over three years, coaching a range of teams including their senior 1st grade squad, junior squads, and Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) and National Premier League (NPL) teams.
Amy is a FFA C Licence coach. She has coached at the University of Sydney for over three years, coaching a range of teams including their senior 1st grade squad, junior squads, and SAP and NPL teams.
Taren is an FFA C Licence coach. She is currently studying at the University of Sydney, plays for their NPL1 team and is an assistant coach for the University of Sydney SAP.
Some career highlights include winning two premierships with her current Sydney Uni SFC team, representing New South Wales on a number of occasions, and playing in the Australian School Girls team. In 2017-18, Taren also played for Canberra United in the Westfield W-League national competition.
We’re committed to building a state-of-the-art football facility for the purpose of establishing a home for women’s football and community football. Coupled with our established on-campus gyms and facilities, our resources will be of a high standard and meet the needs of our players and coaches.
The new facility will include a synthetic pitch and two adjacent grass pitches. The synthetic pitch has commenced construction and is due for completion in early 2019. We share these facilities with St Patrick’s College, Strathfield.
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