Melbourne FC Trident Girls Academy
The Melbourne Football Club is pleased to further its commitment to women and girls who play football by announcing the launch of the ‘Trident Girls Football Academy’.
The Academy is dedicated to supporting, promoting and championing young girls and women, playing and administrating the game of Australian Rules Football.
The Academy kicks off on Monday, with 55 youth girls from around Victoria participating in a two-day program during the school holidays. The two-day program offers an extraordinary experience that is designed to enhance the girls’ football abilities, as well as further develop their leadership and communications skills.
The ‘Trident Girls Football Academy’ will be held at the MCG over two days, with participants undergoing a wide range of activities to gain a greater understanding and insight into working within an AFL club. Highlights of the two-day Academy include:
• A full day workshop with Leading Teams, focusing on leadership development and goal setting.
• Media training
• A Careers in Football workshop.
• A training session with Melbourne Football Club coaches and VWFL state players.
• Delivery of a junior membership clinic in conjunction with Melbourne Football Club players.
The Melbourne Football Club is the major sponsor of Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL), and is committed to supporting women and girls playing the game. The ‘Trident Girls Football Academy’ is one of many initiatives the Club participates in that encourages female football participation.
Other initiatives include:
• The dedication of the Queen’s Birthday Clash against Collingwood as the flagship game of Women’s Round.
• The Melbourne Football Club Rising Star award, which is presented weekly to VWFL players, recognising the values of leadership and teamwork.
• Club Captain Brad Green is the VWFL ambassador, actively supporting and advocating for women playing the game.
• Education sessions to volunteers and coaches about the skills needed to manage a successful football club.
• VWFL players and Melbourne Football Club players jointly undertake community player visits to local schools and grass roots football clubs.
• Melbourne Board Member Karen Hayes is also a member of the VWFL Board of Directors.
|Name (First)||Name (Last)||Youth Girls Football Team|
|Becky||Hunter||Kilmore Junior Football Club|
|bianca||devine||pascoe vale sports club|
|Brooke||Kerrison||narre south lions|
|Cassandra||Standley||kilmore football club|
|Cassandra||meads||narre south lions junior football club|
|Charmaine||Saliba||Lalor Stars Youth Girls|
|Cheyenne||Bourne||Calivil United Junior Football Club|
|Jade||Hillyear||Keon Park Stars Junior Football club|
|Jade||De La Rue||Old Westbourne|
|Jessica||Walker||Hampton Park Redbacks|
|Kiara||Talbot- Roche||Melbourne University|
|krissy||dundas||Chirnside park pink panthers|
|Maddison||Hale||Keon Park Stars Junior Football Club|
|Matilda||Elgood||Pascoe Vale FC|
|Rani-Lee||Ford||Lalor Stars Youth Girld|
|Rebecca||Goring||Sacred Heart College Geelong|
|Ruby||Campbell||Huntly Junior Football Club|
|samantha||dobson||narre south lions|
|Sarah||Perkins||East Burwood Devils|
|Sarah||Balderstone||East Malvern Knights|
|Shae-Lee||Murphy-Burke||Altona Youth Girls|