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.
Future Of Women's Football
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.
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.