AFL Victoria Releases Female Football Review
AFL Victoria has released the much anticipated report from the 201 Review of Female Football in Victoria. The Review was undertaken to help AFL Victoria identify the structures required to meet the demand created from ongoing record growth in female participation. The report identified five key recommendations to ensure that female football in Victoria reaches its potential. A summary of these recommendations is listed whilst the complete report can be downloaded below.
1. AFL Victoria’s female football vision and strategy
That AFL Victoria uses the content of this Female Football Review as the basis for the preparation of a collaboratively developed vision and strategy plan to guide the long term development of female football in Victoria.
2. Structure of women’s football competitions
2.1 That AFL Victoria collaborates with the VWFL to integrate the VWFL Conference competitions into existing community football structures for the 2012 season.
2.2 That AFL Victoria collaborates with the VWFL with the aim of AFL Victoria having responsibility for the conduct of the VWFL Premier and Reserves Divisions from 2012 onwards.
3. Youth Girls competitions
3.1 That AFL Victoria continues to integrate the Youth Girls competitions into existing community football league structures.
3.2 That AFL Victoria collaborates with the VWFL and Youth Girls teams to ensure that all VWFL clubs have a direct and effective alignment with at least one Youth Girls team, and that all Youth Girls teams have a link with a VWFL club.
4. Female Football Committee
That AFL Victoria establishes a Female Football Committee to assist with the strategic planning of female football in Victoria.
5. AFL Victoria female football development
That AFL Victoria allocates additional resources to female football development through the appointment of an additional Female Football Development Officer and the expansion of region development operations to include female football development.