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PRFC GOSS 2023 publicity@pictonrangersfc.com.au February 2, 2023

PRFC GOSS 2023

The GOSS 2023 was a wonderful day with more than 50 girls in attendance, taking part in fun activities focussing on building their skills and meeting other new players.

The first Picton Rangers Football Club (PRFC) Girls Only Soccer Session (GOSS) was run to provide a fun and inclusive football training program and to help to recruit additional female players, particularly for ages from the Under 12’s and up, where there are no longer mixed teams. GOSS has become a fantastic season launch event for our female teams. It allows players young and old to play games, practice their skills, meet other like-minded people, and learn more about the world game of football.

Since 2018, all-female junior teams have seen dramatic growth across the Macarthur region. In 2022, almost 30% of registered PRFC juniors were female, with nine female-only teams taking part in the competition.
With the FIFA Women’s World Cup being played in Australia and New Zealand this year, we hope that we will see more females joining our club this season.

“We were extremely excited and grateful to welcome Amy Chessari from Western Sydney Wanderers and Gemma Ferris from the Young Matildas to this year’s session. Thank you so much for making yourselves available.”

Sonya Feeney

The event open to both seasoned Rangers and new players, ages 5 and up to all age women

We would like to give many thanks to the Macarthur Football Association (MFA) and Football NSW for making GOSS possible again this year. Very rewarding to see such high participation, year on year now.

Football is a fun, challenging and inclusive sport. Through soccer, players develop teamwork skills, build resilience, increase their confidence, and make new social connections. The MFA have a five-year strategic plan to further increase female participation in football and PRFC are thrilled to be able to play their part in encouraging more girls and women to join the football family.

We look forward to the 2024 season with many more female players, teams and Rangers. Go Rangers.