AFL Victoria would like to congratulate all clubs who were nominated for AFL Victoria’s ‘How Inclusive is your club?’ Competition.
AFL Victoria is proud to be partnering with VicHealth to support more Victorian women and girls to get active. We continue to see fantastic growth in female football participation, and we are excited to continue to showcase Australian football as an accessible participation option for all women and girls.
We recently asked the Victorian football community to nominate their club and outline what changes their club has made in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for women – particularly those who haven’t exercised in a while, or who haven’t tried your club, facility or activity before.
We have been overwhelmed by the nominations and hearing the fantastic work our community clubs are doing to ensure their clubs are warm, friendly and inclusive.
The impact of a welcoming football club extends beyond the playing field. They are welcoming, family-friendly and inclusive of all in the community and are creating a positive environment for all participants.
A total of 58 clubs were nominated for the competition and we would like to acknowledge these clubs for the work that they are doing to ensure football is a sport for all.
Congratulations to our competition winner Melbourne Masters Football Club who were nominated for leading the way in making women feel safe and welcomed into a football club, and for adopting a one club mentality.
Melbourne Masters Football Club have won $1,000 Footymart voucher to help buy football equipment to support even greater participation at their club.
See nominated clubs here:
|Allansford under 14/5s football club|
|Bass Coast Breakers|
|Benalla Saints Women’s|
|Blackburn Junior Football Club|
|Boisdale Briagolong Football Netball Club|
|Burnside heights football club|
|Caulfield Bears Junior Football Club|
|Chirnside Park Football Club|
|Cobden Football Netball Club|
|Coburg Superules Football Club|
|Colac Imperials Football and Netball Club|
|Darley Football Netball Club|
|Donvale Football Club|
|East Brighton Football Netball Club|
|East Ringwood Football Club|
|Hallam football netball club|
|Hamilton Football Netball club|
|Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club|
|Karingal Football Club|
|Knox Women’s Football Club|
|La Trobe University Football Club|
|Lyndale Football Club|
|Manor Lakes football club|
|Melbourne Masters Football Club|
|Melton Centrals Women’s Football Club|
|Mirboo North Junior Football Club|
|Mordialloc Redbacks Junior Football Club|
|Morwell Junior Football Club|
|Mount Eliza Junior Football Club|
|Mount Waverley Demons|
|Mt Eliza Junior Football Club|
|Murrumbeena Football Netball Club|
|Nathalia Football And Netball Club|
|Newcomb Power Football Club|
|North Portland Junior Football Club|
|Numurkah Football Netball Club|
|Port Melbourne Colts|
|Portland Football Netball Cricket Club|
|Portland North Junior Football Club|
|Roxburgh park football club|
|St Joseph’s Football Club|
|Thornton Eildon Football Netball club.|
|Timboon Demons FNC|
|Wandong junior football netball club|
|Waverley Warriors Women’s Masters|
|West Coburg Football Club|
|Westmeadows Football Club|
|Whittlesea Eagles Football Club|
Thank you to all of those who nominated their clubs!
As part of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, VicHealth have put together a practical guide to give you advice, suggestions, hints and tips to help more women and girls in your local area to get active.
For more information about how you can ensure your club is an inclusive one, CLICK HERE…