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Vote to support women playing footy in Yarra

13-Aug-2018

Women love footy. And we love watching them play.

But as we know, access to enough grounds across Melbourne is a challenge. We'd love our women to be able to train in better light at Ramsden Street and play under lights at Brunswick Street Oval too.

So we’re encouraging people to vote on a football oval lighting project as part of the State Govt's Pick my Project community funding round, which is open for voting until Monday 17 September. There is $30 million available across the State to fund local projects, with the most votes receiving funding.

Better lighting and an electronic scoreboard at Brunswick Street Oval will ensure our women have access to the same quality of training and playing arenas as our men's squads. And give greater access to playing, spectating, and volunteering for everyone in the local community.

You don't have to live in the area, just have a connection with (or wish the best for) the Fitzroy Football Club and want to support our women to train and play in decent conditions!

All you need to do is follow the instructions below, share the link and encourage all your friends, relatives, neighbours…everyone…to vote.

  • Log on to Pick My Project at pickmyproject.vic.gov.au
  • Click the ‘Register’ button on the top banner of the website.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your registration.
  • Then it will ask you to “set your location and discover projects in your local community”. Enter Fitzroy North as the suburb/community.A map of Fitzroy will appear and you will be asked to “confirm your location” (bottom left-hand corner). Click the “confirm your location” button.
  • You can then browse the project ideas in the Fitzroy Football Club area and create a shortlist of your favourites.
  • Pick “Giving women equal opportunity to play footy in Yarra” as one of your three favourite project ideas to create a shortlist and verify your mobile number.
  • You’ll then be able to submit your vote.
  • Vote!
  • Share on your social media networks.

Voting closes 5pm on Monday 17 September 2018.

Check out the video recorded by the Roy Girls at Ramsden Street (with just a little bit of help from The Boss). Share it with everyone you know too.

Let there be light - giving women equal opportunity to play footy in Yarra from Fitzroy FC on Vimeo.

Let there be light! And let’s give women equal opportunity to train and play footy in Yarra!




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