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Womens Standing Committee Meeting

October 02, 2014 By: Penny Category: Women's Standing Committee

The next Womens Standing Committee Meeting is aproaching Wednesday October 8.

On the agenda is

constructing a calendar with all relevant and critical football dates to allow clubs and Football west to plan ahead without conflicting with other events and organisations (school sports, npl etc)

assessing new State League Entries

reconstructing the State League regards numbers of teams

re-assessing the Night Series and introducing a Top Four competition

the length of the season

how to guage your thoughts and feedback on these things in the absence of a forum (maybe survey monkey)

If you have any thoughts or feedback you would like to input, please email socceron@womensoccer.com.au or contact your WSC member

Members

Representative Mobile No Email Address
Penny Tanner-Hoath 0408 921 832 socceron@womensoccer.com.au
Treasa Young trasndaz@yahoo.com
Emma Smith emmasmith_82@hotmail.com
Conrad McKelvie mintox@gmail.com
Alexis Pelham lexy_92@hotmail.com
Dave Scragg dave_scragg@bigpond.com
Helen Lumley casc@westnet.com.au
Jessine Bonzas 0400 228 121 jessine.bonzas@gmail.com
Elisa D’Ovidio 9422 6922 elisa.dovidio@footballwest.com.au

Women’s Standing Committee Minutes August 2014

August 28, 2014 By: Penny Category: Women's Standing Committee

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Womens Standing Committee July 2014 minutes

August 08, 2014 By: Penny Category: Women's Standing Committee

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The next WSC meeting is Wednesday August 13.

If you would like to raise any points or have your club considered for State League transition, please email Chair socceron@womensoccer.com.au

FFA Head of Womens Football anounced

July 25, 2014 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, Women's Standing Committee

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has today announced that Emma Highwood has been appointed as the Head of Women’s Football.

Emma will assume the responsibilities in addition to her current role as FFA’s Head of Community Football and a member of the Senior Management Team.

Emma was instrumental in the development and launch of FFA’s Women’s Football Strategy last year, which sets out to establish football as the most appealing and successful women’s sport in Australia.

FFA CEO David Gallop said combining the senior management responsibilities for women’s and community football was part of FFA’s strategic approach to game development and participation growth.

“FFA wants women’s football development to be at the heart of the game, not as a separate stream, that’s why including women’s football in Emma’s portfolio makes strategic sense,” said Gallop.

“The growth in women’s football at junior and senior levels has been one of the major drivers of participation in Australian football over the past decade and we want to maximise the potential.

“Emma has proven herself as a dynamic and innovative executive and I’m delighted she’s accepted this new challenge.”

As part of the new structure, Gallop has confirmed that FFA will recruit a new Marketing Manager for Women’s Football. The process of appointing a new Head Coach of the Westfield Matildas is underway.

Emma Highwood has risen through the ranks at FFA over the past four years, working in game and club development roles, and co-ordinating FFA’s key game development partnerships with State and Territory Member Federations, including the implementation of the National Premier Leagues model.

She was the project leader of the MyFootballClub web portal, which is now the biggest sports registration database in Australia.

“These are exciting times for women’s football and we have wonderful opportunities from the grassroots to the elite level,” said Highwood.

“Participation in women’s football is growing rapidly and we have incredible role models in the Westfield Matildas.

“The team’s success in Asia, next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup and the increasing profile of the Westfield W-League will help us tell the great story of women’s football in Australia.”

footballaustralia.com.au

Football Federation Victoria documents to help support your club endeavours

July 20, 2014 By: Penny Category: Women's Standing Committee

Here are some supportive documents to help with recruitment, participation and retention of females in soccer. Also how to make your facility female friendly.

1. ffv-player-retention

FFV Retention & Recruitment Information Guide
FFV has created this document to assist clubs with some strategies to primarily retain their current players, and secondarily present some recruitment strategies. The document addresses the key findings from
the recent national member growth program conducted by FFA.

2. ffv-increasing-female-participation

Brief introduction to document:
Section 1:
Club Checklist– how does your club “actively” support the inclusion of females?
Section 2:
Key Facts and Strategies for Engaging Young Females
Section 3:
Club Action Plan

3. active-women-female-friendly-facility

Women’s and girls’ involvement in sport and active recreation is influenced by the
environment where they participate. If the facility where they participate is safe and meets
their needs, they are more likely to continue their involvement.While your organisation may
not be able to implement all the ideas below, it may help you consider the needs of women
and girls and identify some areas to improve your facility.

FFA Schools Strategy Document link

July 04, 2014 By: Penny Category: Competitions, State Teams and Programmes, Women's Standing Committee

This document identifies schools as an environment that FFA needs to work with to increase transition of students into club football for lifelong participation.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/dct/ffa-dtc-performgroup-eu-west-1/FFA_Schools_Strategy_lowres_er0if56vbnpa1g75kyrxwxhkc.pdf

WOMENS FOOTBALL FORUM SATURDAY JUNE 28

July 04, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee

Venue- E and D Litis Stadium

Attendance- 28 including representatives from Football West and clubs.

A disappointing turnout from clubs perhaps due to cup rounds, referee course and coaching coaurse also running on this day.

Peter Hugg (Football West CEO) presented papers on working with School Sports, the new National Premier League model and Blueprint for Womens Football. Available on request.

GROWTH STATS

2010  5806 females 4450 under 18

2011  6727 females 5175 under 18

2012  6763 females 5076 under 18

2013  6101 females 4408 under 18

Many of the reasons for dropping numbers and large turnover are related to coaching as canvassed by FFA in surveys of the membership over the last 12 months. Although a large number of females turn over, how would we cope if they were all retained?

Jess Bonzas has been working on a LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

This is to encourage players to become coaches and mentors beyond their current or past experience to commit to fostering our next generation.

Fliers were handed out for the Kick and Try Day July 18 for girls 8-12 and SAP workshop sessions July 28 and August 16 for coaches.

Katy Gill talked about the GOOD SPORTS PROGRAMME

Glory players can visit your club to conduct sessions and help foster mentoring.

TOPICS BROUGHT UP FROM THE FLOOR:

school sports recognition (none provided by Football West- its up to clubs to negotiate the pathway with each other and in consideration of other representations as well, otherwise could be a fixturing challenge)

WLeague trials and coaches getting to clubs (trials commence shortly)

referee quality and numbers

SAM MUSCA from the Referee Standing Committee brought up some great initiatives

1. referee academy scholarships (3 year programme of free education)

2. free female education in junior licence

3. visits by the RSC to clubs to encourage females to upskill

4. club based programmes with a minimum of 15 members (neighbouring clubs encouraged to join together)

5. encourage young players to referee club junior matches as introduction to the game

Minimum age to referee is 14 and you must be 2 years older than the age you are refereeing.

NEXT FORUMS

1. coaching development

2. player retention

Dates TBA

More information? Contact Penny at socceron@womensoccer.com.au

trialling for representative teams

Have your say on women’s football

June 22, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee

Elisa D’Ovidio in action for Perth Glory Women against Melbourne Victory’s Katie Hoyle. Photo: Getty Images.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Women’s football will be in the spotlight at a public forum to be facilitated by Football West Board member Janette Spencer at E&D Litis Stadium on June 28.


Perth Glory Women coach Jamie Harnwell, National Training Centre coaches Elisa D’Ovidio and Jessine Bonzas and Football West Chief Executive Peter Hugg will be among guests at the function, which will explore all aspects of the WA women’s game.

The second Women’s Football Forum comes on the back of the success of the inaugural event in December last year.

Topics of discussion include the women’s strategic development plan, dealing with young female adults, engaging young girls in the game, the Skill Acquisition Program and the impact of girls playing in boys’ teams.

The forum runs from 9am to 12pm.

For further information or to express your interest in attending this important event, please contact elisa.dovidio@footballwest.com.au stating your name and your club, if applicable.

Football West Women’s Standing Committee Members

Representative Mobile No Email Address
Penny Tanner-Hoath 0408 921 832 socceron@womensoccer.com.au
Treasa Young trasndaz@yahoo.com
Emma Smith emmasmith_82@hotmail.com
Conrad McKelvie mintox@gmail.com
Alexis Pelham lexy_92@hotmail.com
Dave Scragg dave_scragg@bigpond.com
Leo Coppens lcoppens@bigpond.net.au
Helen Lumley casc@westnet.com.au
Jessine Bonzas 0400 228 121 jessine.bonzas@gmail.com
Elisa D’Ovidio 9422 6922 elisa.dovidio@footballwest.com.au

footballwest.com.au

WA Womens Football Forum June 28

June 10, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee

Elisa D’Ovidio in action for Perth Glory Women against Melbourne Victory’s Katie Hoyle. Photo: Getty Images.

Have your say on women’s football

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Women’s football will be in the spotlight at a public forum to be facilitated by Football West Board member Janette Spencer at E&D Litis Stadium on June 28.


Perth Glory Women coach Jamie Harnwell, National Training Centre coaches Elisa D’Ovidio and Jessine Bonzas and Football West Chief Executive Peter Hugg will be among guests at the function, which will explore all aspects of the WA women’s game.

The second Women’s Football Forum comes on the back of the success of the inaugural event in December last year.

Topics of discussion include the women’s strategic development plan, dealing with young female adults, engaging young girls in the game, the Skill Acquisition Program and the impact of girls playing in boys’ teams.

For further information or to express your interest in attending this important event, please contact elisa.dovidio@footballwest.com.au stating your name and your club, if applicable.

footballwest.com.au

Women’s Standing Committee Minutes- April 2014

May 18, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee

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