Football Victoria (FV) have announced that expressions of interest are now open for their Women & Girls Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).
The YAC will unite young women aged between 14-21 to lead positive change in the football industry. The group will have a direct line of communication with Football Victoria and will have a platform to discuss ideas, create change and drive engagement for women & girls in football.
The YAC is representative of the diverse voices of Victoria’s youth, advocates for issues affecting women and girls’ participation and will lead a project that aims to address key issues that women & girls face.
The selection criteria are as follows:
- Identify as female.
- 14-21 years of age.
- Interested in representing/contributing to the views of young women on participation in football.
- Interested in developing committee skills and experience with relevance to sport and football.
- Available to participate in fortnightly meetings and committee activities from October – December 2021 with possibility to extend.
Benefits of Membership:
By joining YAC, you will contribute to the strengthening of links between young women and girls and Football Victoria, whilst being able to inform FV of issues relating to young women and girl’s participation in football.
Further contributions will include:
- Provision of advice to inform the development of programs and projects specific to young women and girls in football.
- Conduct research and consultations among young women in Victoria regarding participation in football.
- Provision of a platform for young women and girls to advocate for priorities that are important to them.
- Professional development opportunities.
- Development of a Youth Action Plan to be presented to the Football Victoria Leadership Group mid December 2021.
FV encourages applications from young people from diverse communities including: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, LGBTQI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and young people living with a disability/impairment.
If being a part of Football Victoria’s Women & Girls Youth Advisory Committee interests you, submit your expression of interest by 5:00pm Wednesday, October 20, 2021 HERE.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application via email by October 29, 2021. The first meeting of the YAC will follow shortly after.