Women in Football | Leadership Programme 2023

The Programme

In partnership with New Zealand Football, the Women in Football - Leadership Programme has been designed for women currently involved in our game, who are our emerging sector leaders.

The programme has been structured around Capital Footballโ€™s Women's Strategy Pillar of Leadership to strengthen capability and leadership across womenโ€™s football. The programme looks at how to close the โ€˜confidence gapโ€™ and challenge the biases that might be holding applicants back from pursuing their careers further. It is designed to create a leadership community of women who want to both increase their personal and organisational impact, but also arm them with the tools to deliver leadership workshops within their community/region.

By committing to this programme and being open to developing themselves, pushing out of their comfort zone and building confidence, candidates will amplify their leadership and increase their impact and influence.

The Women in Leadership Programme connects them deeper to their clubs/schools as well, with the club/school joining us on the journey and supporting the candidates through the programme. The programme finishes with project delivery which candidates will present to their fellow 2023 Women in Leadership candidates as well as their clubs/schools.


This programme is targeted towards local women currently involved on club committees or administration teams, or emerging leaders who will lead our game in the future. We would encourage every club in the Capital Football region to nominate at least one representative forward. Candidates are expected to attend the Women in Leadership Programme in full and clubs to provide support as appropriate.

Programme Details

Women in Leadership Programme Details
๐Ÿ“… Day 1 | Saturday 2nd September 
๐Ÿ“… Day 2 and Day 3 | Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th of October
๐Ÿ•˜ Time | 9am-5pm each day
๐Ÿ“ Location | Capital Football Meeting Room
๐Ÿ‘‰ Facilitators | Sandy Cumpstone, Libby Trevelyan, Alisa Schlierike and Annalie Longo (TBC)
๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Candidates | 16 Candidates will be selected from the nominations

In addition to the Programme itself, we are hosting a very special welcome event at the FIFA Fan Festival with support from Wellington NZ! Our 2022 Graduates will help facilitate a warm welcome to the 2023 Women in Leadership Candidates. Although this will not be compulsory for participants to attend, this is not one to miss :)

Women in Leadership Welcome / Women in Football Celebration
๐Ÿ“… Date | Monday 31st July
๐Ÿ•˜ Time | 4pm-6pm
๐ŸŽ‰ Location | FIFA Fan Festival, Shed 6, Wellington Waterfront
๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ Particpants | The 2022 and 2023 Women in Leadership Cohorts, family and friends as well as female leaders of the game!

Nominations Close 24th July 2023
To nominate a candidate, click here

For more information or for any questions about the nominations process please contact Sandy on sandy@capitalfootball.org.nz