The Melbourne Football Federation (MFFC) has announced a new policy to allow female electricians, after women were asked to become electricians by the men in their club.
The policy was introduced on Thursday in the club’s new “Women and Power” video.
The decision to allow women to become members of the FFA is part of a wider shift towards greater inclusion and inclusion for women within sport.
“We wanted to get out there and say ‘there are a lot of women out there, we can help them’,” said MFFC’s managing director of business operations, Michelle Anderson.
“There’s a lot more opportunities for them to be involved in our sport.”
Women will now be able to work at the club in a number of ways, from being an assistant to working as a trainee to becoming a member of the club team.
The changes will not only allow women more opportunities, but also allow them to better understand the club and the FFF’s business operations.
The announcement was welcomed by the FWA, which has previously said it would continue to be inclusive of all genders.
“Our female electric operators are just as qualified to work in our clubs as any of the men,” said FWA’s chief executive, John Worsley.
The women of the Melbourne Football Association, like all women, have been through the pain and adversity of the past few years, and will never give up on their ambition to be better and more successful than the rest of us,” said the FPA’s chief financial officer, John Stott.””
The FFA has the most diverse group of women in the competition, and we believe it is time for all of us to step up and be part of that.”
“The women of the Melbourne Football Association, like all women, have been through the pain and adversity of the past few years, and will never give up on their ambition to be better and more successful than the rest of us,” said the FPA’s chief financial officer, John Stott.
“The club has been a part of the fabric of Melbourne since 1903, and so it is a privilege for us to now work with them to ensure we continue to build a strong, welcoming and welcoming community.”