Women and LGBTI+ communities continue to be significantly underrepresented in all aspects of football. This needs to change. We will strive for gender equity in football by providing accessible, welcoming and enjoyable opportunities for girls to play, coach and watch football. We will support representatives of LGBTI+ communities in breaking down cultural barriers and making football a safe environment for all.
Targeted programs are delivered in schools, clubs and community centres to ensure that all are able to enjoy football in a safe, welcoming and enjoyable environment regardless of the social or cultural barriers that many encounter.
Melbourne Victory’s community programs seek to introduce everyone to football, strengthen the opportunities for those already involved and ensure that there is a pathway to professional football for all Victorians.