Prestigious Lineup For Women In Football Forum

Matildas Growing Grassroots To Be Stellar Event

Football Federation Victoria is proud to announce an exciting and prestigious lineup of presenters for the Women In Football Forum - Westfield Matildas Growing Grassroots to be held at AAMI Park on November 22-23, 2017.

State and Federal Government Ministers, key figures in Government institutions, key people in the football landscape and a number of experts in relevant fields are among the stellar lineup of the forum, hosted by Stephanie Brantz.

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FFV with Football Federation Australia (FFA) supported by the Victorian State Government, is excited to host the forum as part of a commitment to change the game to provide the resources and information to Victorian Clubs to actively recruit new people to be involved in football.

The 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. The forum coincides with the Matildas' match against China at AAMI Park on November 22 and leads into a second match against China in Geelong on Sunday November 26.

There will be discussions dedicated to topics such as multicultural inclusion, women in leadership, facilities, driving participation, media and marketing and the theme of Change our Game.

Conference presenters, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic and Minister for Sport, the Hon. John Eren, MP with Matildas star Lisa De Vanna. Picture: Mark Avellino

Presenters include Federal Minister for Sport, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Victorian State Minister for Sport, the Hon. John Eren, MP, Australian Sports Commission General Manager/CMO Louise Eyres, Sport & Recreation Victoria Head of Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Dr Bridie O'Donnell MBBS, VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter and FFA CEO David Gallop.

Former Matildas Moya Dodd (Vice-President of the AFC), Rae Dower (Junior Matildas Head Coach), Kate Gill (PFA Player Relations Executive) and Sarah Walsh (FFA General Manager Women's Football) will be presenters at the forum along with current Westfield W-League players Amy Jackson (Melbourne City) and Annabel Martin (Melbourne Victory).

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