Women’s football is growing and we want you to get involved! We have some great ways for you to do so.
1. Sign up for Football Victoria’s Women in Football online directory
- Sign up to Football Victoria’s Women in Football online directory. This will give you access to the directory of clubs and competitions that are open to women, as well as providing information on courses and events for players. You can search by location or type of football (soccer, hockey etc).
- Find out about local clubs and teams by searching online or talking to friends. If you have a particular interest such as coaching children or playing at a high level then it’s good idea to find out which clubs are best suited for this kind of play before joining them.
2. Register as a player with an affiliated club
The first thing you should do if you want to get more involved in women’s football is register as a player with an affiliated club. This can be done by filling out a registration form and sending it to the club of your choice. You can find a list of affiliated clubs on the Football Victoria website.
If you live in Melbourne, for example, there are plenty of women’s football teams that play at various levels throughout the year. If there isn’t one in your area (or if the one near you doesn’t interest you), then look into registering as a player with another team further away from home.
3. Become a coach, umpire or ref!
The third way you can get involved in football is to become a coach, umpire or ref. This is a great way to give back to the sport and make new friends, but it’s also an excellent way for women to stay fit. Coaching requires constant movement and physical exertion; it’s like your own personal workout routine!
Plus, it’s not just about exercise – coaching can be incredibly rewarding too. You’ll get the chance to share your love of football with others as well as learn from them in return!
4. Start your own team
Starting a football team is a great way to get involved in the sport and have fun with your friends. You can start a team at any age, time, level and location you’d like! There’s no need to worry about players either; as long as you can find one other person who wants to play football with you then you’re good to go.
You could even start your own team if no one else around has done so yet! You might not be able to play for Barcelona or Manchester United (but hey – maybe one day!) but that isn’t going to stop anyone from playing the beautiful game.
5. Volunteer at your club
If you want to get involved in football, volunteering at your local club is a great way. By getting to know the people involved and helping out with different roles, you will quickly find out what it takes to be part of a team. You can:
- Get to know the club better by helping out with junior teams. This will give you a chance to see how things work from the bottom up and can also be good for keeping fit!
- Become a coach or referee if that’s something that interests you—it’s not just men who can do these jobs!
- Volunteer as a club administrator; this will allow you to help run things behind-the-scenes, which is important for any sports organization.
- Train others who are new or learning about football; this would include teaching them about tactics or supporting their development as players through coaching sessions and exercises (e.g., passing drills).
6. Register yourself as a volunteer of your club on MyFootballClub
- Register yourself as a volunteer of your club on MyFootballClub.
Volunteers are vital to the success of football clubs and volunteers can play an important role in your local community. The range of roles available at each club is diverse, with some examples including: coaching, mentoring new players and helping them develop their skills; umpiring matches; running a canteen at home games or away trips; cleaning changing rooms after training sessions etc. Often these roles don’t require any qualifications but are available for people with all sorts of different backgrounds and interests – from those who like working with children to those who simply want something new to do!
Register yourself as a volunteer by visiting www.myfootballclub.com/volunteer-with-your-local-club
7. Come down and watch a match and bring friends along!
- Find out when and where matches are being played. It’s easy to keep up with football in your city or town, as there are many websites that allow you to browse through upcoming games, including the clubs involved and the kick-off times for each one. You can also find this information on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook by following the official club accounts.
- Get tickets! Tickets are often available on a first-come first-served basis at venues before they’re sold out (and sometimes even after). Some clubs also sell tickets through their official online stores, so check those out too if you’re looking for an easier option than waiting in line before kick off time!
- Get yourself down there! Remember that it might be cold outside during winter months so take some warm clothes along with you so you can stay warm while watching the game in comfort 🙂 Also remember that some stadiums may have certain restrictions regarding what type of clothing is allowed inside – make sure you know these rules before going out there!
8. Follow us on social media to hear about what is happening in women’s football!
Our social media feeds are a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest news about women’s football. We will share information about how you can get involved and what is happening in women’s football around the world
Sign up for Football Victoria’s Women in Football online directory, register as a player with an affiliated club, and become a coach, umpire, or ref!
Who knows? You could be the next Virginia Duckworth or Melissa Barbieri!
- Sign up to Football Victoria’s Women in Football online directory and start networking with other women in football.
- Register as a player with an affiliated club, and make sure you play football regularly!
- Become a coach, umpire or ref! There are plenty of roles available for all levels of experience – even if you’re just starting out and not sure what role is right for you yet.
We hope this blog has given you some ideas on how to get involved in women’s football. The best thing you can do is come down and watch a match and bring friends along! And if that isn’t possible, follow us on social media where we will keep you updated on all things women’s football.