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Mar 14, 2017
Football West News
A record number of girls registered to take part in a number of fun on-field football activities at the Bankwest Girls Day Out on Sunday March 12 with some of the Perth Glory Women’s team at Langley Park.
The event, hosted as part of Female Football Week, was an initiative which encouraged girls aged five to 16 to participate in women’s football with the aim of achieving positive health and social outcomes.
More than 170 girls met Glory Women players including Sarah Carroll, Tash Rigby, Gabby Dal Busco, Morgan Acquino, Lexi Moreno and Abbie Meakins, who are all part of the Football West Club Ambassador Program.
Over 30 parents and NTC players also took part in a free ALDI MiniRoos Certificate course on the day which was led by NTC head coach Jessine Bonzas. This course provided an introduction to organising fun football exercises.
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun at the 2017 Bankwest Girls Day Out!
The Hackathon will take place over a weekend during Female Football Week, with participants spending their time creating and developing digital solutions that could be used to help improve the experience for girls participating in football and the Westfield W-League fan engagement.
Participants of the Female Football Week Hackathon will tackle one of two challenge areas:
- To improve the ability, access and pathway for females to become involved in the game of football as a player, coach, referee or volunteer; or
- To bring football fans closer to the action and enable greater digital fan engagement with the Westfield W-League.
FFA’s Head of Community, Football Development and Women’s Football, Emma Highwood, believes that the Hackathon is a fantastic, innovative way for girls to be introduced to football through the digital medium.
“This event is all about empowering girls to realise their potential – and what better way to facilitate that process than through football” said Highwood.
“Playing football and participating in this Hackathon share something in common. They both involve high speed problem solving to achieve an end goal.
“Our goal for this event is to get the participants to think about football in a different way to which they probably have in the past.
“We can’t wait to see what these talented young women will produce at this fantastic event,” concluded Highwood.
The Hackathon will be held from 17-19 March at Coder Factory Academy (Level 2, 7 Kelly St, Ultimo). Nominations are open from today at footballaustralia.com.au/hackathon with the application window closing at 11:59pm Thursday 9 March. The Hackathon will be capped at 150 participants and successful applicants will be notified on Friday 10 March.
Hackathon Event Information
Dates: 17-19 March, 2017
Venue: Coder Factory Academy, Level 2, 7 Kelly St, Ultimo
Nominations Close: March 9, 2017
Acceptance of Nominations Confirmed: March 10, 2017
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is a short, intensive session where teams are given a problem area, data, tools, and bring their own skills and resources to solve chosen challenges.
The teams are made up of individuals with diverse skills sets, including computer programmers, product managers, user experience designers and subject matter experts.
Ideas can range from new digital features or content to entirely new digital products, ideally leveraging latest innovations and technologies (e.g. native app functionality, live video, wearables, VR/AR, artificial intelligence etc.)
At the conclusion of the Hackathon, teams demo their products to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes and to have their idea further developed into a customer facing solution.
What are some challenge examples participants could work on?
Here are some challenge examples to get the creative minds working…
· Create software to assist Community Football Clubs with recruiting more females at their club (players, coaches, referees and administrators).
· Create a platform whereby the female football network can communicate and share information.
· Create an app that will generate interest amongst parents and drive participation outcomes for the Aldi MiniRoos for Girls program.
· Develop a game to generate interest in the Westfield W-League.
· Create a product that engages fans at the venue on a match day.
· Visualise Westfield W-League match stats and present some interesting views which can be shared across digital products.
· Create a portal for grassroots clubs to reach out / post / advertise and recruit new and existing females in football.
This article was originally published at: http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/ffa-launches-female-football-week-hackathon/1h47g62yv6q5b1j7uqxn0unhd1.
– See more at: http://www.w-league.com.au/article/ffa-launches-female-football-week-hackathon/1fra848brtqy4zd543eyqm9f7#sthash.Igsw2vxR.dpuf
Read more at http://www.w-league.com.au/article/ffa-launches-female-football-week-hackathon/1fra848brtqy4zd543eyqm9f7#SI0uQmyrZ82igO3m.99
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Congratulations to all of the WA Hall of Fame female Inductees for 2016 (Michele Matthews, Janette Spencer, Debbie Farrell, Helen Lumley).
The 20th Awards night at the Crown Perth MC’d by John O’Connell was a terrific celebration sharing a total of 32 deserving men and women’s footballing lives with the wider footballing community.
Great work WA Hall of Fame Committee. A wonderful night to remember.
Inductees into the Hall of Recognition WA Hall of Fame Awards
Helen Lumley (Geraldton legend, long time player and administrator) and Michele Matthews (Hall of Merit for representing WA) with Janette Spencer (administration and state team representation)
Join the Team, Penny Tanner, Don Evans, Jason Washington-King and Sean Kelly, all in the studio, for their final show of 2016.
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