Forum To Grow Women's & Girls' Game At Grassroots
Forum in conjunction with Matildas matches in Victoria
Football Federation Victoria (FFV) with Football Federation Australia (FFA) supported by the Victorian State Government, is excited to host the Women in Football Forum on November 22-23, 2017 at AAMI Park; the location of the upcoming Westfield Matildas v China match on November 22.
FFV and FFA are committed to increasing the levels of participation of women, girls and multicultural communities at all levels of the sport in an effort to “change the game” with the support of the Victorian Government. The forum will seek to provide the resources and information to our Clubs to actively recruit new people to be involved in the beautiful game.
With enthusiasm FFV can reveal that FFA CEO David Gallop AM, Westfield Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and FFA Football Development Executive Emma Highwood will all be on hand to present and take questions from the participants.
Other presenters whom are all invested in the strategic direction of changing the game will be announced in the coming days.
This forum is directed at Clubs, Councils and stakeholders that have an interest in improving accessibility to the world game and will be fully subsidised by the sport.
Every FFV Club will be invited to send at least one representative to attend and FFV will also be encouraging the Local Government sector.
Quotes attributable to FFV President Kimon Taliadoros
“FFV along with FFA are enthusiastic about providing information and resources to our Clubs in Victoria to change the game. The forum will focus on the issues that we know are key to improving participation in both females and multicultural communities such as recruitment/retention, facilities, grants and storytelling.
“FFV are committed to increasing the participation numbers of both females and multicultural communities and providing them the facilities that are welcoming and accepting of their needs"