Established in June 2015, the objective of Football Victoria's Women in Football Network (WiFN) is to support and celebrate all women in football, regardless of their role.
Currently, only 17% of players, 8% of coaches, and 10% of referees in football in Victoria are female - see FV's 2015 State of Play report which illustrates the gender divide across all our game segments. WiFN was established to address this imbalance, and was officially launched at the MCG during a breakfast and live-screening of a Westfield Matildas' FIFA Women's World Cup game.
Please see a list of our past events below.
Here are our latest headlines:
- FV is proud to be part of a new state government campaign to encourage the sports sector to challenge gender stereotypes and encourage more women and girls to reach their full potential - Change Our Game.
- Clubs attended and provided feedback at the Women's Football Forum held on October 12 on topics such as the proposed women's social/modified format competition, State Leagues and Junior leagues. Find out more here.
- Football Federation Australia (FFA) today released the official draw for the Westfield W-League 2015/16 Season with the exciting addition of Melbourne City FC. More information here
- In a significant boost for Victorian football 10 Victorian players have been selected for international duty across two youth Matildas teams...
- Victoria's U13 and U15 squads defeated the nation's best at the National Youth Championships for Girls in Coffs Harbour last week.
- FFA launched the Women's Football Development Guide this year. The Guide is a handbook for clubs to develop women's football and increase the number of females participating in the game at all levels.
21st Century Town Hall Meeting
Imagine in 2030, women are established in leadership positions on and off the football field.
Imagine Victoria is recognised as a leader in the World Game for promoting gender equality and enabling women to realise their potential through football.
How can we achieve this vision and make this our future?
More than 150 women were at the Melbourne Cricket Ground late last year to determine how to address the imbalance of women in leadership positions in football in Victoria. Read more here
The overall evaluation of the day was highly positive. 78% of participants thought the day went very well (20% - quite well and 2% - well), and 100% of participants indicated that they would be very willing or quite willing to participate again in a similar event.
Breakfast at the 'G
The Women in Football Network was officially launched on a Saturday morning at the MCG during a breakfast and live-screening of the Matildas' FIFA Women's World Cup Group Stage clash with Nigeria.