Women’s football has been the fastest growing part of our sport for several years, and is a real asset that sets us apart from other codes.
The growth of the Women’s game has been extraordinary over the last decade. We have healthy participation at the grassroots level with over 20% of all players being female. This equates to well over 100,000 women and girls playing the game week in week out.
With this in mind, FFA and our Member Federations and Associations now have a strong focus on providing girls only football for females aged between 4-11 years. We acknowledge the fact that mixed and same gender football should be provided as an option to young females playing the game.
Girls only football will be provided and promoted via our girls only Miniroos programs.
The Westfield W-League grows from strength to strength, evolving to 9 teams last season and is now renowned as one of the best professional women’s leagues in the world featuring some of Australia’s best female players. The support of Westfield as the naming rights partner and ABC and FOX as the broadcast partners have been vital to the success of the Westfield W-League.
Our Westfield Matildas are ranked 9th in the world after their brilliant performance at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. The Westfield Matildas made history by advancing to the quarter-finals before losing to reigning AFC Women’s Asian Cup Champions Japan. The Westfield Matildas had a very successful reign as AFC Women's Asian Cup Champions from 2010 to 2014.
Women's Football Strategy
To capitalise on all of the great stories above, FFA are proud to share the new Women’s Football Strategic Plan 2014-2016.
The Women's Football Strategic Plan seeks to further harness that massive potential over the coming few years in what is expected to be a period of sustained growth.
The key objective of the strategic plan is to make football the most played sport for Australian women and girls, while offering the best possible support to elite players on the domestic and international stage.
To view or download the Women’s Football Strategic Plan, click HERE.
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