Fostering female footy

Mount Evelyn Football Club players. Picture: BETHANY HUTCHISON

 Footy clubs looking to start a women’s team can get advice from locals who’ve made it happen.

Mount Evelyn Football Club will host the free Getting Girls In seminar on Wednesday 5 June from 6.30pm to 8pm.

It’s designed for clubs that are thinking about starting a female football team but don’t know where to start.

Support will include strategic planning for local clubs on growing female participation, advice on ways to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for females, and recruiting and maintaining players.

AFLW player Charlotte Wilson will be in attendance, and attendees will receive advice from successful clubs including Mount Evelyn, Upwey Tecoma and Healesville.

Visit for tickets. Supper will be provided.