Football Victoria (FV) is the governing body for football (soccer) in Victoria with a clear purpose to inspire and enable Victorians from all walks of life to live and love football, for life.
As a member federation of Football Federation Australia and through the national body's affiliation with FIFA (Federation of International Football Associations), we look after the administration, promotion and delivery of football and futsal (indoor football) across the state including:
- semi-professional ranks
- women and girls
As a not-for-profit sporting organisation run by a Board of Directors, Football Victoria’s funding derives primarily from membership and club affiliation fees, government grants and corporate sponsorship. We reinvest money generated by the game across a range of areas including coaching, education, facilities, and by providing support and participation opportunities back into the community. We work collaboratively with both state and federal governments to ensure football remains a priority when it comes to supporting the ongoing growth of the game, on the behalf of the vast football family and the community as a whole.
Our team of more than 70 people helps to deliver over 40,000 football matches every football season, through the scheduling of annual fixtures and by setting appropriate rules of competition. And, our appointed match officials, alongside the many thousands of club volunteers, play a vital role in making the game happen week in, week out.
AN EXCITING FUTURE
Data by Football Federation Australia shows that the world game in Victoria grew some 24% in 2018, making it Australia’s second-highest growth market for football and continuing the game’s strong momentum of recent years.
To support this growth and drive an even stronger future for the game, Football Victoria has launched a four-year strategic plan – FootbALLways – designed to unite, inspire and enable Victorians of ALL backgrounds to live and love football, for life.
It includes ambitious targets, including achieving 50:50 gender participation by 2027 and the creation of at least 420 new (equivalent full-size) football pitches across the state to keep pace with the burgeoning demand for the world game across the state, including among women and girls who continue to come into football in record numbers.
The plan is centred around five core pillars:
- Enabling Victorian clubs to thrive while providing great experiences for ALL;
- Expanding and improving facilities of ALL types and providing infrastructure to increase access, utilisation and sustainability;
- Providing the best opportunities for ALL to access and enjoy programs, competitions and pathways;
- Increasing engagement and advocacy for football to change perceptions and promote positive outcomes; and
- Providing our people with continued opportunities to develop and be leaders for culture, high performance and social change.
As an organisation, we maintain an obsessive commitment to supporting the ongoing growth and prosperity of our 358 member clubs, on behalf of their local communities.
Our new four-year strategic plan will ensure that we deliver on today’s opportunities, while pursuing the key initiatives that will sustain the game’s growth into the future.
Football in Victoria is in great shape – that’s testament to everyone connected with our game – and we look forward to the continued support of our partners, members and the football community as a whole as we look to forge an even brighter future.