Football Australia and Football West recently joined forces to introduce the WA - Women in Football Leadership program, a five-week leadership course, supplemented by a two-day in-person workshop which took place on the weekend at Perth's Optus Stadium.
The program has attracted almost 30 women from WA who are involved in many areas of football, including volunteers, players, coaches, referees, board members, paid employees, media and those looking to work in the sport.
The aim is to empower them to share their experiences, network, develop skills, knowledge and build confidence to pursue leadership roles.
Australian Professional Leagues (APL) Organisational Development Manager Stacey Knox and leadership coach Monica Beazley kicked off week one of the workshops.
Then Football Australia Head of Women's Football, Legacy and Inclusion Sarah Walsh joined the launch and spoke on the importance of supporting and empowering more women to step into executive leadership roles within football and the sports Industry.
The WA - Women in Football Leadership program includes A-League Women’s players and representatives, committee members, community leaders, high-performance coaches, referees and volunteers.