For the first year ever – we are proudly supporting the Brisbane Women In Football Network group and the inaugural Female Football Week High Tea event sponsored by Female Football Development. In 2020 the event is being held at the Hilton on Friday the 13th March from 9am – 11am.
Join us for a Female Football Week High Tea celebrating women in our local football community. Proudly sponsored by Female Football Development in conjuction with Football Brisbane and Football Queensland.
We’ve planned a jam packed morning filled with prizes, stories from the community, networking opportunities and a Q&A session with Rae Dower. Tickets are limited so purchase online now to ensure you don’t miss out!
Carlie Green-Medina is a player agent, sports marketing agency founder, former marketing executive and mum of 3 football mad boys. Sometimes referred to as mamma football Carlie is the quintessential soccer mum! She is involved in the game at all levels from working with Socceroos and Matildas, through to A-League Clubs, the PFA and is familiar face around the Football Brisbane, Football Queensland and GPS football scene.
She’s a passionate advocate of women in sport and is thrilled to be the MC for the Inaugural Brisbane Football High Tea. She believes women have a critical place in football, we are the carers, the taxi drivers, the fans, the sponsors, the administrators, the volunteers, the players… our involvement provides the opportunity for significant growth in football from participants, to performance, through to executive responsibility.
Entering into her 44th year in the beautiful game, Rae has travelled Australia and the world representing Queensland and Australia at youth and senior level.
Professionally, a short teaching career gave way to joining the Queensland Police Service in 1994, rising to the rank of Detective Sergeant. All the while Rae continued to play, became a volunteer administrator and embarked on a coaching career leading Football Queensland Youth teams for over a decade at the FFA National Youth Championships.
She holds the honour of being the equal 1st Australian woman to attain the AFC / FFA Pro Diploma in 2013. Rae moved to Canberra that year to take up an opportunity as Assistant Coach of Canberra United in the Westfield W-League and her Policing career was put on hold. This led to a full time coaching role with the ACT Academy of Sport in the Winter and Canberra United in the Summer.
After 21.5 years of distinguished service, Rae retired from the Police and took over as Head Coach of Canberra United in 2015. She eventually returned home to Brisbane and her family after 4 cold winters at the end of the 2016 / 2017 Premiership winning Season. During her reign, Rae led the club to 4 finals appearances including winning 2 Premierships and 1 Championship.
In June 2017, Rae was appointed Head Coach of the Under 17 Women’s National Team, known as the ‘Junior Matilda’s’ and at the recent AFC Championships, led the team to their best finish in competition history with 4th place. Rae completed the FIFA Coach Mentor Program in 2019 where she was also one of 10 world expert panellists judging the FIFA ‘The Best’ Awards.
Currently, in addition to her Junior Matilda’s commitments, she can be heard in commentary on Fox Sports and works part-time as the Football Queensland Coach Mentor and Compliance Officer.
AFC Pro Licence holder, former Socceroo, ex Matildas assistant coach, ex Adelaide United W-League Coach and Head of Women’s Football for Football Federation South Australia (FFSA) including the NTC program, Ross Aloisi has a clear pedigree and passion for football and he has recently launched his own venture to develop the women’s game – Female Football Development.
“Female Football Development is about players that play at their club, but they can come in and do holiday clinics or do another two nights a week playing for a term block 10 week term blocks.”
“Generally, if you find an NPL side, you’re training two nights a week. If you do another two with FFD and the other coaches I have onboard like Amy Chapman, and Georgina Worth, that leads us to five days a week training and a majority of that is based on technique.”
“Dribbling, striking, stepovers, cutbacks, eventually we’ll start to do some one v one defending. It’s based on a lot of the things that they don’t focus on in the curriculum. The more that the female players train, the better they’re going to become. The more ball contact, the better footballer you going to be and then decision making any then anything else that comes with it.”