PARTICIPATION

Football is Australia’s largest participation sport with major spikes occurring after major international tournaments. By working together, more South Australians can benefit from the economic, health and social and community aspects

OUTCOME #1

Increase female participation in outdoor football from 5000 to 15,000 participants by 2025.

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OUTCOME #2

Increase the number of girls and mixed school-based competitions.

OUTCOME #3

Untap potential of women and girls from Indigenous and CALD communities.

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OUTCOME #4

Encourage retention and re-engagement of girls and women through social football and programs.

INITIATIVES

Football SA will seek to identify funding streams to implement participation initiatives that will increase and retain girls and women across all areas of the sport.

GROW THE GAME

Increase the participation of women across all areas of the game including, playing, coaching, officiating and volunteering.

FOOTBALL IN SCHOOLS

Expand Football SA’s Football in Schools Program, engaging

5,000 girls per year.

SCHOOL COMPETITIONS

Develop and conduct primary and high school-based

competitions for girls and mixed teams at the State Centre for

Football and school sites for 10,000 participants by 2025.

REGIONAL GROWTH

Appoint Regional Trainee Development Officers in key regional areas:

•Iron Triangle

•Limestone Coast

•Riverland

SOCIAL FOOTBALL

Develop and implement affordable social programs and competitions at the State Centre for football and other identified venues across South Australia with a target of 10,000 social participants by 2025.

 

Programs to include:

CALD and Indigenous Community Programs

All abilities programs

Masters League

Social Programs

COACHES & REFEREES

​Develop and implement strategies to increase active accredited female coaches. Target of 150 additional female coaches by 2025.

Develop and implement strategies to increase active accredited female Referees. Target of 100 additional female coaches by 2025

ONLINE ACCESS

Lobby Football Australia to make coaching and officiating courses more

accessible by creating more online learning, greater flexibility with contact

hours and more women only courses.

DIGITAL

Showcase and promote role models of the sport and share their stories.

Increase access to all-abilities programs.

​​Increase participation for girls and women in South Australia, with a focus on those that are inactive.

Improvement in physical and mental health well-being.

 

Increase in social inclusion.

Programs and competitions conducted at a first-class facility providing a safe and inclusive environment.

Increase access to football for girls and women from CALD and Indigenous backgrounds.

Increase economic benefits across clubs and communities

BENEFITS