Female Football Week (1-10 May) is just around the corner - and we want our Victorian football community to celebrate the incredible contribution women and girls make to our beautiful game during the week.
Female Football Week (FFW) is an initiative that celebrates the growth of women’s football and acknowledges the important role women play in developing the game both on and off the park. It’s a time for the Victorian Football Community to bring focus to an area of the game that provides football with its greatest opportunity.
SHARE YOUR STORIES
We are gathering stories of all of our amazing women and girls at your club (committee, volunteers, coaches, players, referees etc) or great initiatives your club has driven to promote the participation of women and girls. Submit your stories and these will be promoted on our webpage and via our social media outlets through Female Football Week. The best stories are those that are told and shared, and we are dedicated to inspire others with your stories. PLEASE NOTE: Expressions of Interest close on Friday 30 April 2021.
Share your story here.
RUN A FFW EVENT AT YOUR CLUB
Whether football related, social or something totally unique, we strongly encourage Clubs to host an event to celebrate the role that women play within our game. Promote your event through social media by tagging @footballvictoria and using the hashtags: #FootballHerWay #FFWVIC #FFW
APPLY FOR A GRANT TO HOST YOUR EVENT
Events can be hard work, so the GO Girls program is helping your Club support Female Football Week by offering a grants of up to $1000 for the FIRST 12 Clubs that apply to run the program. For Clubs who apply thereafter, grants of up to $500 are still available!
We are also offering a $250 grant to Clubs who host a 'Bring a Friend' or 'Come and Try' activity for teenage female players to help encourage more young women to try football during Female Football Week!
Email Georgie Camakaris here to apply.
Examples of Female Football Week Events:
- Women’s Breakfast/Lunch/Sausage Sizzle at your club
- Host a Mother’s Day breakfast or lunch
- Get players to walk onto the pitch before their match with a significant woman in their life (eg. mum, sister, auntie, grand mother, partner, mentor)
- Girls Football Clinic at a local school or community group to introduce girls to football
- Social night for mums
- Host a Soccer Mums Clinic
- Launch a Female Player Mentor Program with your Senior
- Women‘s team mentoring your Junior Girls’ team(s)
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE FFW SOCIAL MEDIA ASSETS
Football Victoria is happy to share the following templates for your Club to use during Female Football Week. We've created them to be clean and easy, so please feel free to add any content and use the hashtags: #FootballHerWay #FFWVIC #FFW
Editable CANVA Templates
FFW Custom Instagram Story
FFW Generic Instagram Story
FFW Custom Instagram Post
FFW Generic Post
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE FFW PRINTABLES PARTY PACK
Use this free FFW Printable Party Pack to support a FFW event or just to dress up your club rooms and change rooms during the week. You can even try and get the canteen staff involved in sticking some of the cup cake toppers on existing items such as lolly bags and coffee cups.
GET PURPLE LACES FOR YOUR TEAMS
Celebrate FFW by getting all your players and coaches to wear purple laces at games during Female Football Round (1-10 May). Purple laces are FREE of charge and are available to order via the link below.
Order your purple laces here.
DOWNLOAD OUR FUN FEMALE FOOTBALL WEEK CHATTERBOX
Download our FFW Chatterbox and give out to all your junior players to have some fun with during Female Football Week.