Futsal is mentioned regularly throughout the report
Focussing on six key pillars, FFV has set itself some challenging goals over the next four years. The strategies are:
- Quantity and Quality of Facilities – access to sufficient and appropriate facilities for each form and level of the game
- Engaging Women and Girls – achieve record growth in women and girls participation.
- Creating Value for Money – increase the perceived value of football for existing and prospective clubs
- Volunteer Workload – facilitate and engaged club volunteer workforce
- Consumer Needs – offer football and futsal participants a choice of flexible offerings
- Structure and Delivery – improve development and playing opportunities for talented players in Victoria
FFV President Nick Monteleone says the plan is the result of an exhaustive process.
“In mid 2011, as the previous strategic cycle was coming to an end, the Board and management of FFV initiated planning to ensure that the Strategic Plan for 2012-2015 identified the key issues affecting our game.”
“Through that process we recognised the strengths of football in Victoria and its perceived weaknesses; what opportunities there were from which to further grow the sport and what the threats were to the sport,” said Mr Monteleone.
Formally launched to FFV members at the AGM, the 2012-2015 Strategic Plan also coincided with FFV’s inaugural Women’s Week (March 24-30) and Mr Monteleone says engaging this sector of the community is at the forefront of FFV planning.
“One of the more challenging aspects of the plan is around the engagement of women and girls,” Mr Monteleone said.
“By 2015 FFV want to see female participation forming 25% of total FFV registered members and bridging the gap to male participation by 8%.”
Mr Monteleone says it’s a challenge, but one the FFV is determined to meet.
“In the last four years we achieved significant growth in playing numbers, including a staggering 32% increase in women and girls’ registrations. This will again be a major focus for FFV over the next four years.”
“With such an increase, it puts a strain on facilities. FFV’s investment of over $65 million has seen a growth in synthetic pitches throughout the state.”
For the full Strategic Plan click here. (PDF)