Diversity and Inclusion

Olympic FC acknowledges that diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of community clubs.

The club is committed to its community roots and is looking to diversify its programs to grow female participation and offer targeted programs for players with a disability. These programs will have ongoing benefits for not just the participants but the whole club community including players, coaches, staff, siblings and parents/guardians.    

Female Football

Olympic FC has developed a female football strategy to grow female participation in football. We are creating an environment that creates opportunities for females of all ages to develop skills and confidence as a player, coach, official or volunteer, while supporting their personal growth.

We aim to deliver quality female football programs that inspire and promotes females in all avenues of football.

We will do this by:  

  • Developing players and coaches for progression from within the club
  • Offering free Introduction to football programs for girls aged 4 – 7 years.
  • Offering Girls FC, a girls-only program for ages 6-12 years
  • Introducing an All Ability program for girls and boys with special needs.

Our goals for the immediate future are:



Upgrade female facilities

  • To build more female friendly change rooms by end of 2022 season

Increase junior membership, especially girls

  • Increase participation from girls in local area and schools
  • Grow Girls FC program by 50%
  • Increase participation in girls’ football from within Greek community by 50%

Increase sponsorship

  • Gain two new sponsors for the Female Football program

Develop female coaches from within the club

  • Appoint a Director of Female Football
  • Collaborate with a mentor for Director of Female Football and other female coaches✅
  • Appoint female assistant coaches
  • Run club funded coaching courses✅

Increase female participation in volunteer roles throughout the club

  • Increase board representation by 20% (currently 25% females on board)
  • Women’s subcommittee (80% female) to increase presence and run more programs✅
  • Run regular referee courses with Football Brisbane✅
  • Implement Q&A sessions for managers and ground official roles for female members

Increase the number of female referees

  • Run regular referee courses with Football Brisbane✅
  • Encourage all female players and members to do referee courses for greater understanding✅
  • Create a supportive and safe environment for referees✅

✅ = Action Completed

Find a team or ask a question:  femalefootball@olympicfc.net.au

Sponsor queries:  femalefootball@olympicfc.net.au

If you’d like to join the Olympic FC Committee and get things done: secretary@olympicfc.net.au

All Abilities program

To be a truly inclusive community club, Olympic FC needs to provide programs for players of ALL abilities.

To address this, the club is establishing a skills-based ‘All Abilities Program’ designed for children and young adults with a disability.

Benefits of the program for participants include:

  • socialisation
  • language development
  • improved spatial and sensory awareness
  • having fun!

The club recognizes that benefits will be two-way – coaches, parents, supporting helpers and the club community will also benefit from the program and interaction with All Abilities participants. 

Depending upon the advice of Queensland Health at the time, the Club aims to trial the program on Saturday mornings from Saturday 10 October until 4 December 2020.  Initially the program is targeted at children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

If successful, the club intends to expand the program to other people with special needs.

Our aims for 2020 are:



Develop and implement a high quality All Abilities Program, with help from experts in the disability and education sectors

  • Develop high quality plan and supporting resources with the help of experts in the field✅
  • Run club funded coaching courses✅

Start All Abilities Program in Term 4 2020

  • Advertise All Abilities Program and seek participants
  • Ensure COVID-19 safety measures are in place✅

Find sponsors to support the program

  • Gain two new major sponsors for the All Abilities Program

Employ qualified coaches to deliver All Abilities Program

  • Ensure qualified coaches are employed
  • Up skill parents and new youth coaches to help support program

Ensure that coaches have all they need to deliver the All Abilities Program successfully

  • Identify the equipment required to deliver the All Abilities Program safely and successfully ✅

✅ = Action Completed

Register your interest:  secretary@olympicfc.net.au

Sponsor queries: secretary@olympicfc.net.au

Donate to the program HERE and be in the draw for $250,000