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
Increase female participation in outdoor football from 5000 to 15,000 participants by 2025.
Increase the number of girls and mixed school-based competitions.
Untap potential of women and girls from Indigenous and CALD communities.
Encourage retention and re-engagement of girls and women through social football and programs.
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.
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.
Appoint Regional Trainee Development Officers in key regional areas:
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
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
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.
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