Celebrating Women’s Football: From Grassroots to Glory

This is the Canberra story…

Coinciding with the Women’s World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in 2023, the Play On: Grassroots to Glory Exhibition chronicled the humble beginnings of The Beautiful Game, from local women’s teams in Canberra to the glory of the global pitch.

Now that the live exhibition has concluded, work is being undertaken to digitise the collection and stories on this website. Please check back at the end of the year to see our progress!


This is a collaborative project co-designed and delivered by cross-disciplinary students and academics from the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, with support from Capital Football.
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This project would not be possible without the generous support of our event sponsors. Thank you to the excellent businesses below for supporting women in football and community events.