OUR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE
OUR PROGRAM GOES FAR BEYOND SIMPLY FIELDING GIRL’S FOOTBALL TEAMS.
We are keen to ensure the success not just of our program but female footy in general.
In 2014 we hosted the Blackburn District Primary School Sports Association Girls Footy Day. This has expanded each year with around 200 primary school girls now playing football at Morton Park each year.
We have been running a series of school clinics including those for Blackburn, Blackburn Lake, St Thomas’, Laburnum, Mt Pleasant, Kingswood and Orchard Grove Primaries, as well as Blackburn, Box Hill and Forest Hill Secondary Colleges.
We run school holiday skill clinics just for girls.
In 2016, we launched Blackburn Girls Auskick, the only Auskick centre exclusively for girls in the City of Whitehorse.
We support the development of young female coaches, paying for their training and providing mentors leading to two regional female coaches of the year and one State female coach of the year.
Blackburn Football Club’s inaugural Women’s Team Facebook contact page link below. Join this group to see discussions, posts and comments.
“The introduction of a women’s team in 2018 provided our players with a pathway from Auskick through juniors, seniors & to set up our more talented players for VFL and AFLW careers.“
WE’RE A HAPPY TEAM AT BLACKBURN…
Our program has enjoyed considerable success since the program started in 2015 with 3 winning premierships.