Victorian football's popularity continues as FFV schedules more than 38,000 football matches in 2017
More than 38,000 football matches scheduled in 2017
The 2017 Victorian community football season gets underway this weekend, with a total of 38,688 official competition fixtures being scheduled across all Football Federation Victoria (FFV) winter football competitions including the Sportsmart Junior Leagues, the Banking on Football Metropolitan and Masters Leagues and ALDI MiniRoos.
With the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues and the FFV State Leagues already underway, a total of 3,880 team entries were received by FFV this year, with many more teams due to compete in associated league matches across metropolitan and regional Victoria in 2017.
Statistics released by Football Federation Australia indicate that there are already 30,000 more registered participants nationally than at the same time last year, with a 9 per cent rise in female outdoor players to 90,000 and a 3.5 percent rise in ALDI MiniRoos participants to date, on course to top 220,000 ALDI MiniRoos players for the first time this season.
There has also been an increase in girls taking up the sport with females making up 26.4% of players taking part in pre-season ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off programs around the country.
Football Federation Victoria would like to congratulate its clubs, players, parents, referees, volunteers and corporate partners for their hard work in growing the world game in Victoria and we wish everyone all the very best for a fun and enjoyable 2017 football season.