City to host week of activities to celebrate females in football

Melbourne City FC are hosting a week of activities designed to celebrate the importance of female involvement in football.

On Friday, Football Federation Australia (FFA) launched rebel Female Football Week, a nationwide initiative that acknowledges the important role women play in the development and growth of football both on and off the field.

Female Football Week was launched at a breakfast in South Melbourne, which comprised of 120 key attendees including Melbourne City Women’s midfielder Amy Jackson.

Following the launch, City extended the celebrations to AAMI Park as City they faced Melbourne Victory in ‘The Decider’ Melbourne Derby.

The Club’s record-breaking third Westfield W-League Championship trophy was on display at City Square pre-match, while pre-match and post-match celebrations of the team’s achievement will take place.

Game day activations at the Melbourne Derby included Soccer Mums on Gosch’s Paddock, as well as a female guard of honour made up of 20 female club administrators and coaches.

Throughout the weekend, City also attended the Knox City Festival on Saturday 3 March and the Brimbank Female Football Festival on Sunday 4 March between 9:00am-4:00pm where there will be an inflatable pitch, Girls clinics and Soccer Mums sessions taking place.

The action doesn’t stop there, with the Club holding activities throughout the week to celebrate Women in football.

On Wednesday, the 2017-18 Westfield W-League Championship trophy will be on display at the Queen Victoria Night Market. 

International Women’s Day will be celebrated with Amy Jackson attending the International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

A Girls Clinic will take place on Thursday at the International Women’s Day City of Yarra at Atherton Gardens in Fitzroy between 4:00pm-6:00pm. 

The week will then be concluded with a Female Football Week Speed Mentoring Breakfast at City Football Academy on Friday.

The Club’s International Women’s Day celebrations will coincide with FFA Female Football Week which commenced on Friday 2 March.