Girls football pilot program

The Radford Football Program has identified that there is significant interest from female students aged 10–18 who are keen to be stretched and challenged in an advanced training environment to enhance their Football development.

Therefore, a pilot program will be delivered in Term 4 2021. This four-week program focusing on the core skills of football (soccer) will run in Weeks 7–10.

Training sessions will focus on football player development, including technical intelligence, position-specific knowledge, enhanced physical capability and the environment to love the game.

Students in the program will be coached by Ian Worthington, the Radford Sports Program Manager for Football. Ian has an extensive football career spanning over 25 years. He has worked at three English Premier League Clubs with both Junior Academy and Senior Professional players. He has also worked for the English FA as a Coach Mentor.

He holds the prestigious UEFA A Football Coaching License as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and has a Bachelor of Sports Science degree with Honours.

Ian will be joined by coaches Dianne Wilson and Esperance Anderson who are already immersed in the Radford Football Program and who have achieved the Football Australia C License in Football Coaching.

Pilot program details


  • Radford student-athletes aged 10-18 years of age who have played, are playing or are keen to start playing football
  • Sessions are for all Radford female student-athletes regardless of what team they play for, including those who play in NPL for Radford College and for those who play for clubs external to Radford College.

Introduction session (no cost) – Wednesday, 17 November 2021. 3.45pm–5.00pm

Term 4 program (cost) – Wednesday, 24 November, Wednesday 1 December and Wednesday, 8 December 2021, all at 3.45pm–5.00pm

Where – Radford’s JA Mackinnon Oval

Session times

  • U10–U18: 3.45–5.00pm (players will be split into three age-specific groups)
  • At the conclusion of each session, Years 3–4 students are to be collected from the JS Pick & Go, Years 5–6 students from the Turning Circle, and Years 7–12 students from College Street.

Cost – $120 per player. This will be charged to your Radford student account.

Registrations close on Monday, 15 November 2021.

To register, please complete the form at

If you have any questions, please contact, Radford Sports Program Manager – Football.