Taylors Lakes FC will use the momentum created by the Brimbank Female Football Festival to help boost numbers for its upcoming girls-only MiniRoos program.
Taylors Lakes FC Founder, President and Head Coach, Lajos Kozak said the new club was keen to welcome more girls into their programs.
“We’re a brand new junior club with a focus on making sure any youngsters who are interested in football have a chance to play and have fun.
“We’ll be down at the Brimbank Female Football Festival on the 4th of March and have registered a group of our juniors to take part in the MiniRoos activities planned on the day.
“We’re keen to welcome more kids into our ALDI MiniRoos program, in particular girls who want to take part in our girls only program we’re launching on the 11 March.
“It will run for six weeks and if it’s popular enough, we’ll run it again,” Mr Kozak said.
And the club has Brimbank Council’s support.
Any child who registers to take part in an ALDI MiniRoos session at the Brimbank Female Football Festival and signs up to take part in a local MiniRoos Program as a result, can have their first term fee subsidised by Council.
Mayor of Brimbank, Cr Margaret Giudice said: “We really want to support girls and women to take part in sport across the board.
“We’re especially keen to see how initiatives like the Brimbank Female Football Festival work to boost the number of girls and women participating in soccer and sport in general in Brimbank.
“If you haven’t already registered to take part in any of the free activities planned for the festival, make sure you do. It’s going to be a great day,” the Mayor said.
Helen Tyrikos, the Program Development Coordinator for Women & Girls at Football Federation Victoria said: “The Football Federation Victoria has seen a significant increase in female participation in all aspects of the game and is committed to supporting initiatives like the Brimbank Female Football Festival to help with that growth.
“Our Westfield Matildas are Australia’s most successful National team and it is influencing high rates of female participation across Australia. This is only going to get bigger with the Women’s World Cup next year and if we are successful in our bid to bring the Women’s World Cup to Australia in 2023.”
Brimbank Female Football Festival will be held on Sunday 4 March 2018, 9am to 5pm, at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive, Keilor Park (Synthetic Soccer Pitches).
Community members should pre-register for activities on the day at www.brimbank.vic.gov.au/bfff.
The Brimbank Female Football Festival (BFFF) is presented by Brimbank Council and Football Federation Victoria (FFV) with support from Victoria Police and Melbourne City FC.
Taylors Lakes FC is based at Taylors Lakes Secondary College is expecting to field its first junior teams in local competition this year.
The club is also looking to introduce the VicHealth Soccer Mums Program at the club.
For more information on Taylors Lakes FC visit www.taylorslakesfc.com.