The SFNL is delighted to announce that it has been successful in securing a $10,000 Active Club Grant from VicHealth to help facilitate the growth of its female football program.
The additional cash injection will greatly assist the SFNL in strengthening its inaugural women’s football competition through funding several club development and education initiatives, as well as enabling the League to continue to market on behalf of clubs for players in order to encourage further participation.
SFNL CEO David Cannizzo said the grant announcement was a massive boost for the League’s goal to become an all-inclusive community sporting organisation.
“The SFNL’s ambition to facilitate a truly inclusive sporting environment has been years in the making and our attention has been heavily focussed on cultural change,” Mr Cannizzo said.
“I am delighted that VicHealth has recognised and seen it appropriate to support the wonderful work the SFNL is doing to foster the female football pathway on and off the field.
“To be identified as a VicHealth Active Organisation is a very gratifying honour and will help the SFNL to continue to deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport and provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs.”
The SFNL aims to maximise retention of female players, coaches, officials and volunteers from the inaugural women’s football season, as well as implement a club recruiting strategy to boost participation ahead of season 2018.
Additionally, the League aims to secure a casual women’s football project officer who will fully support all clubs.