COACH, MANAGER, REFEREE, PRESIDENT & TEA MAKER
Elaine Watson’s name is stitched into the fabric of Australian, Queensland and Brisbane Women’s football. She is openly revered by those who worked with her, highly respected by those who challenged her and deservedly credited for the development of women’s football in our Country. While not alone in realising the need for the formation of a more professionally minded organisation to support the game’s growth, she proved to be the driving force.
Australia’s first female referee and Australia’s first female President of a Football Association, she did everything from selling tea from the canteen to coordinating State Championships. She coached, managed and presided over the running and organisation of football at every level.
That Elaine is a Brisbane native saw the role the city played in the Australian women’s football come to the fore again.