It's Female Football Week and Moreton Bay United is delighted to throw the spotlight on the girls and women wearing gold and black.
This week (May 6-15) recognises their contribution to the game and promotes female participation across all areas of football. And what a week we have.
Jets' had 14 players and two referees at the State Schools titles in Cairns at the weekend with many helping Met North to the final of the Under 16-19 division.
Yesterday, we also had players and coaches at the SAP Under 12 Mini Series in Capalaba against the hosts, Easts and Virginia (pictures below).
Jets travel to Logan on Wednesday (weather permitting) in the Kappa Women's Super Cup (7pm) and on Saturday join the Under 23s at Capalaba in the NPLW (4.15pm and 6.30pm).
Jets' Under 14 and Under 16 Girls are in NPL action on Sunday when they face Lions at South Pine Sports Complex (10.30am and noon).
Both teams have made excellent starts to the season - the Under 14s winning three and drawing one of four games, the Under 16s winning all four matches.
Jets SAP Under 12s at Capalaba - Pictures Keegan Dennis. Click through.
This is, of course, just a snapshot of the development our top-rated coaching programs provide week in, week out during the year.
Our SAP integration has girls training and playing with the boys during the week and until recently we had two girls in the equivalent Boys NPL Academy teams.
Our women's program is under the Academy banner, with TD Matt Poole and Macca Smith, demonstrating our commitment to developing female players.
Elisha Hickey is the Women's Representative on the board of directors and Greg Bradley is our Head of Female Development.
Jets have also invested in Veo Analysis to help players improve their games and raised funds at a barbecue to buy tactics boards for female team coaches.
However, we are always striving to improve the offering and find new ways of supporting the female programs.