Sunbury/Macedon Ranges Leader
Girls only futsal competition, Macedon Ranges Futsal
Macedon Ranges futsal, a non for profit community club, is excited to have launched a Girls Only Futsal Pilot Program. It has been a huge success with girls from ages 8 through to 14 joining in every Thursday night. To see the program grow and thrive to enable equal opportunities in sport we would like to commit to a girls only comp. Any grants would be put towards additional equipment and kits/uniforms for the girls to use.
The major costs associated with the project are
Currently MRF covers all costs of referees and court hire with no charge to girls who register. However it is a pilot program and MRF will need to provide kits ongoing for teams in ages from under 8's through under 14's. We would also look to provide trophies for teams and best and fairest as per regular comp. If the pilot program is a success, and we strongly feel it will be, then the comp will be sustainable ongoing as girls will then go on to pay the same registration fee as the boys. The is fee covers the costs of the competition moving forward. It is the start up funds that are required during the pilot program.
The $1,000 grant will be used
Kits/uniforms for new teams including having a selection of Shin guards for girls to use during the pilot program. This gives the girls an opportunity to come and try futsal without out laying money for tops and gear without knowing if they will continue on. We would also provide the girls with end of season trophies and team awards.
How they raise the rest of the funding
Once the pilot program is successful, MRF will look to hold a competition in each age group in the same manner as the boys comp. Registration costs are kept to a minimum per season to only cover costs. These costs are refereeing and court hire mostly. Macedon Ranges Futsal is a not-for-profit organisation run by a committee of dedicated volunteers committed to ensuring participation and fun for all, good sportsmanship and develop of players of all ages and abilities.