Female Football Week launched
The week will run on March 4-10
FFV has launched its inaugural Female Football Week - a national initiative being delivered by FFA and all State Member Federations to coincide with International Women’s Day.
The week will run from March 4-10, and has been developed to celebrate and promote opportunities available to girls/women to participate in football.
Programs and activities being run as part of Female Football Week include discounted all-female referee and coaching courses, and free AIA Vitality MiniRoos for Girls “come and try” sessions (for new players aged 4-11).
The initiative builds on the work done last year by FFV’s Women in Football Network, which aims to increase the number of girls/women involved in football.
Currently, just 17% of players, 8% of coaches and 9% of referees, are female.
Despite this, Victorian women have still had some notable successes on the football field recently – including Melbourne City completing their W-League season with an unbeaten record, and Victorian referee Kate Jacewicz being pre-selected for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
FFV Female Football Week Diary:
- Friday, March 4: PS4 NPLW launch function (Bulleen), and first senior match, FC Bulleen Lions v Bayside United, 8:30pm kick-off
- Friday, March 4: Advanced Youth C licence coaching course commences - 3 x scholarships available to women in regional areas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. If you are interested in coaching, please register your interest here.
- Saturday, March 5: AIA Vitality MiniRoos for Girls “come and try” sessions (additional sessions subject to demand), 10 - 10:45am, Darebin. Sessions still available - for more information please email email@example.com
- Saturday, March 5: Beginner Fit Football, 10 - 10:45am, Darebin
- Saturday, March 5: Advanced Fit Football (for those of higher fitness/football skills), 11 - 11:45am, Darebin
- Saturday, March 5: Regional Workshop – Engaging Women and Girls
- Saturday, March 5: Social pickup game for women/mothers new to football. If you are interested in future events like this, please register here
- Saturday, March 5: All-female coaching course (Darebin). If you are interested in coaching, please register your interest here.
- Sunday, March 6: All-female referee course (Bundoora) – For more information on refereeing, please see Referee HQ here. If you are interested in attending a referee course, please register here.
Further activities will be announced in the coming weeks, and clubs are encouraged to hold their own events which can be added to the Female Football Week diary by emailing event details to firstname.lastname@example.org.