Football Victoria would like congratulate Louise McColl on receiving the 2019 Community Female Coach of the Year from Football Federation Australia.
The award was presented to the Bendigo-based coach at FFA's Rebel Female Football Week awards held on International Women's Day.
McColl is the technical director of the Bendigo Amateur Soccer Association (BASL) and dedicated to coaching 9-15yo age groups and is heavily involved with Football Victoria's coach development and courses.
FFA GM Women's Football Sarah Walsh, Louise McColl and Head of Community, Football Development and Women's Football Emma Highwood
The awards were held to coincide with International Women's Day, where the theme is #BalanceForBetter.
In 2017, FV signed the VicHealth Gender Equality Leadership Pledge and has been working hard to identify and change the processes and systems that are not equitable for women and girls to participate in football at all levels of the game.
Football Victoria has been working closely with clubs to provide favourable environments for women and girls to achieve great things both on and off the pitch.