New faces to guide women’s football
THE WA Football Commission has established a Women in Football Advisory Committee to guide and support the growth and development of female football in WA.
The number of women playing football has more than tripled during the past six years to 109,647 and women and girls now account for a third of participants in WA.
Committee members include Cheryl Edwardes (chairwoman), Michelle Cowan (deputy chairwoman), Kasey Ball, Adil Cader, Simone Hansen, Carolyn Hills, Nicola Johnson, Michael Littleton, Sophia Nimphuis, Sharon Ninyette, Kimberley Wynhorst and Linda Hamersley (executive officer).
They will help develop a strategic action plan for women’s football in WA.
WA Football Commission chief executive Gavin Taylor said the commission was committed to supporting the growth of women’s football.
“With the growth of female football, we believe it is very important to have more diverse representation at a governance level so that this growth in participation on the field is also reflected in key leadership roles,” he said.
“We hope the committee provides significant support and guidance for all of our female participants.”