New faces to guide women’s foot­ball

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - SPORT -

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.”

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