Wahine Toa - Sportswoman, also Warrior Woman

Wahine Toa is a two-day futsal and football programme for kōhine (adolescent girls), run twice a year by WaiBOP Football Federation.

Each cohort for the programme has a maximum of 50 participants, with a general age range of 13-14 years old, nominated by local schools, football and futsal clubs.

The main pre-requisites are

  • a love of football/futsal
  • a great attitudes
  • being keen to learn.

The programme includes players of all levels of playing ability - community, competitive, and talent.

Wahine Toa - Waikato
​​​​​​​Dates: Thurs July 11th & Fri July 12th

Venue: Rototuna High School, Hamilton

The next Wahine Toa will be run in the July 2024 school holidays. Clubs and Schools are asked to nominate players who may wish to participate.

Talk to your club or school if you are interested in participating.

We look to ensure an even spread of playing ability - community, competitive and talent players - as well having representation from a variety of clubs and schools across the whole region.

Participants can expect to experience the following:

  • Fun and challenging Football & Futsal sessions.
  • Football and Futsal festival games.
  • Goalkeeper station.
  • Referee station.
  • Guest female speakers
  • Nutrition and the Female Athlete workshop (which covers RED-S Syndrome and menstrual cycles).
  • Leadership, self-confidence and Te Whare Tapa Whā workshops (understanding your holistic health needs).
  • Coaching stations, giving the opportunity to design a football or futsal training station and deliver this to their peers during the programme.

WaiBOP Football are immensely grateful to have received funding from Hine te Hiringa – Empower Women, a fund established by the Department of Internal Affairs as part of the legacy of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This funding has been integral in supporting the delivery of the programme and to make it accessible for participants.

We plan to run a second Wahine Toa in the Bay of Plenty in September school holidays.

For more information, contact Nat on natalie.b@waibopfootball.co.nz