If you want to increase female leadership and participation at your club, we have all the resources you need right here! In the sections below, you will find best practice case studies and guideline to promote girls and women's involvement at your club at every level - from the playing field, to the coaching team and the boardroom.
Community Club Development
Community Club Checklist
Casy Study - Brighton
Building Supportive Environments for Female Players
Strategies to Recruit and Retain New Female Players
Strategies to Retain Current Players
Case Study The Gap FC
The Power of Role Models
Female Only Teams
Building Supportive Environments for Female Coaches
Strategies to Recruit and Retain New Female Coaches
Strategies to Retain Current Coaches
General Principles for Coaching Females
Factsheet - Female Coaching Opportunities
Case Study Monaro Panthers FC
Coach Profile Leah Blayney
Coach Profile Rae Dower Sandra Hill
Building Supportive Environments for Female Administrators
Strategies to Recruit and Retain New Female Administrators
Strategies to Retain Current Administrators
Development and Education
Adminstrator Profile Moya Dodd
Administrators in Action
Case Study Kerryn Constable and Bega Devils FC
FIFA'S 10 Key Development Principles
Building a Supportive Environment for Female Referees
Strategies to Recruit and Retain New Female Referees
Strategies to Retain Current Referees
A Personal Story from Two Referees
These guides are based on the Women's Football Development Guide, launched by the FFA in 2016. This is a handbook for football clubs to develop women's football and increase the number of females participating in the game at all levels. You can download the guide here.
English FA's guide on how to attract Women and Girls to your club: Attracting new girls and women into football2
How to create an Ideal Sports Club For Women Research from the Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (US).
Visit the link below to read more about the Victorian Government's guidelines for developing a Female Friendly Sporting environment
Despite the inequitable ratio between female to male participation in sport, many of Darebin’s home-grown sporting stars are indeed female – and five of them are celebrated in a new publication, Leveling the playing field: the ball is in her court, released by City of Darebin on International Women’s Day.
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