Female Football Week (7-13 May) is just around the corner and this year we are making it really easy for clubs to activate and be involved in celebrating.
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.
FFW LAUNCH VIDEO
Share our Female Football Week launch video on your channels using the official hashtag: #FFWVic
SHARE YOUR STORIES
We are gathering stories of amazing women and girls at your club (committee, volunteers, coaches, players 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 website through Female Football Week. The best stories will go into a draw and the winner will receive a $200 Sportsmart Voucher. Register your story here.
RUN A FFW EVENT AT YOUR CLUB
Register your club/organisation event during FFW and go into the draw to win a $500 Sportsmart voucher for equipment for your women and girls’ programs. Every organisation that registers for an event will be provided a pack that includes FFW branded temporary tattoos, caps, headbands, phone wallets and lanyards. These promotional items can be handed out to guests or used as prizes.
Use the Event Registration Form to register your FFW event. After the event you will be required to post photos of your event on social media using the hashtag #FFWVic and tagging @footballvic into the post to be eligible for the draw. Terms and conditions are available on the Event Registration Form.
The draw for the $500 Sportsmart Voucher will take place on Tuesday, 19 May 2019 at 12pm at the FV Head Office by FV Staff. The winner will be announced on the FV Website and social media by 5pm on Tuesday, 19 May 2019.
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
- Host an Assistant Referee “Run the Line” Course for mums of junior players (our Ref Department is happy to facilitate this for free) & get women at your club involved outside canteen duties!
- Cheese & Wine Night for new mothers at the club
- 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 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 (7-13 May). Purple laces are only $2 a pair and are available to order here.
DOWNLOAD OUR FUN FEMALE FOOTBALL WEEK CHATTERBOX
Download our fun FFW Chatterbox and give out to all your junior players to have some fun with during Female Football Week.
FREE FEMALE ONLY SKILLS TRAINING COURSES
We’re giving two women in football the chance to sign up for a free Female Only Skills Training Courses here.
Expressions of Interest close on Monday 20 May and the courses will be run in July (Day 1: Sat 20 July and Day 2: Sat 27 July) and in August (Day 1: Sat 3 Aug and Day 2: Sat 10 Aug).
FREE FEMALE ONLY LEVEL 4 REFEREE COURSE
Want to become a match official? We have free positions available on a Female Only Level 4 Referee Course. Register your interest here.
Expressions of Interest close on Monday 20 May and the course will be run on Saturday, 8 June 2019.