Football Victoria opens expressions of interest for Women & Girls Youth Advisory Committee

Football Victoria (FV) have announced that expressions of interest are now open for their Women & Girls Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).

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.

Football Coaches Australia welcomes Sports Integrity Australia independent investigation


Football Coaches Australia (FCA) welcomed the broad independent investigative mandate provided by Football Australia to Sport Integrity Australia, encompassing four different areas – harassment, bullying, intimidation and discrimination.

FCA encourages current and former players, administrators, referees and coaches, as well as parents and others involved in football in Australia to come forward through this process to enhance the positive cultural development in our sport.

FCA President Phil Moss stated: “As an organisation we have sought transparency, due process and procedural fairness from day one, so we fully support an independent and wide-ranging investigation into the culture of football in Australia.

“We must, as a game, hold ourselves to the highest of standards.

“The culture we live every day, how we treat each other and ensuring we are setting up the next generation to enjoy our great game is of paramount importance and entirely non-negotiable.”

Newly elected FCA Vice President Sarah West endorsed Phil’s statement:

“Everyone in our sport, from professional players, coaches, referees, administrators and staff through to those involved at the grass roots, has the right to participate in a positive and safe environment and to be treated with respect and fairness.

“There is no place in our game for abuse or harassment of any kind. This unacceptable behaviour harms people and diminishes the game.

“As coaches we have a duty of care to those we are entrusted to work with and must endeavour to always create environments which provide safety, trust and inclusivity so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game on and off the pitch.”

Media inquiries can be directed to FCA Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Warry, on +61 417 346 312

Manchester City teams up with Qualtrics

Manchester City Qualtrics

English Premier League side Manchester City have announced a new partnership with Qualtrics which will see the leader and creator of the Experience Management (XM) category become the Club’s Official Experience Management Software Partner.

Qualtrics empowers organisations to listen to customer and employee feedback, understand and analyse what they hear, then take action to improve experiences and design new ones, all in real time.

Manchester City and Qualtrics’ new partnership aligns with the club’s ongoing commitment to provide the best possible matchday experience for fans and will allow the club to use industry-leading experience management software to listen to fans’ feedback following each fixture.

From overall matchday experience – to catering, facilities, retail and more – Qualtrics can provide valuable insight and real-time data from fans to help the club shape their future strategic planning and decisions.

The new partnership is also expected to include further activations across wider areas of the organisation in coming months, using Qualtrics’ experience management software to listen to fan feedback and enhance the digital experience for Cityzens across the globe.

Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships Sales at City Football Group, Stephan Cieplik:

“As a club, we are continually working to improve our matchday offering for fans both in-stadium and across our digital platforms for those following across the globe,” he said.

“Through this new partnership with Qualtrics, we will be able to use industry-leading software to gather valuable feedback and insight from those at the heart of our club to help shape future decisions around matchdays.”

Qualtrics President of Products and Services, Brad Anderson:

“With Qualtrics, Manchester City can listen to and understand fan feedback in real time and take action to improve matchday experiences,” he said.

“But fan experience isn’t limited to the stadium — the digital and at-home fan experience is just as important, and Qualtrics will help Manchester City to deliver a personalized experience to their fans wherever they are.”

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