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WOMEN AND GIRLS

Handy resources & tips for how local football clubs can recruit & retain more women & girls across all aspects of the club – players, coaches, volunteers, leaders.

WOMEN AND GIRLS

Being more pro-active to ensure that women & girls feel genuinely included (not just welcomed) is vital to help the club build a more sustainable future. The benefits include:

  • Ability to attract more members, supporters and volunteers
  • Diversification, leading to better decision-making
  • Ability to attract more players
  • Wider sponsorship & fundraising appeal
  • Representative of and meeting the needs of your community

These messages/principles could help clubs focus on being more inclusive in general (culture, age, sexual orientation, race, religion, ability etc.) not just in respect to recruiting and retaining more women & girls.

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VISION

Check out the AFL: Women’s Football Vision for 2021-2030 to see the announcement about this important vision (including a link to a pdf version). This will guide the strategic plans over coming years.

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ACTION PLAN

Check out the Women and Girls Game Development Action Plan (Phase 1 summary) 2022-2025 that showcases the 9 priority goals to be achieved before 2030.

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RESEARCH

Community Football research summary

Find out what girls say about barriers to retention in Australian Football. 2022 research

- Women & Girls in male dominated sports

- Research conducted in 2022 by pasiglobal.com, Victoria University & Federation University (via funding from the Victorian State Government

- AFL National Female Community Football Guidelines

- Resource that covers a range of topics – including age groups, rules, coaches / umpires, facilities, pregnancy & more

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QUICK WINS CHECKLIST

Content under development and to be based on the following as guidance

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AUSKICK, COACHING, FACILITIES, UMPIRING

Need help with any of the following? – Click the relevant link for general guidance and/or guidance specific for Women and Girls.