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.
The seven days of activities includes discounted all-female referee and coaching courses, advanced coaching course scholarships for regional female coaches, free “come and try” clinics for sub-junior, junior and senior/masters players, and a regional workshop on engaging women and girls. It also coincides with some of the Westfield Matildas Olympic Qualifying matches in Japan which will be shown live on free-to-air television.
Female Football Week (FFW) 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.
Learn more about FFW - see the full schedule of activities here.
Read more about FFW - see the FFW newsletter here.
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Further activities will be announced in the coming weeks.
Clubs are also encouraged to leverage FFW to promote opportunities they offer to girls and women to get involved in football. To add your event to the Female Football Week diary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.