Essendon Football Club supports women's equality in sport
Equality in women's sport is very important. "We are fully committed to growing, developing and investing in aspiring young female footballers, females working in football and more broadly the game of women's football," explains Essendon CEO, Xavier Campbell.
Throughout the Club, there are many players, coaches and community supporters who are actively championing equality in sport.
There is no finish line
Essendon Football Club believes that there is no finish line. "We will continue to #PressforProgress and drive inclusion through our pathways for female footballers and females in the sporting industry until gender equality is no longer a topic of conversation. The club’s VFL Women's program provides a pathway for women from Australia's North-West Melbourne, the Tiwi Islands and West Arnhem Land to continue their journey towards playing at the elite level," explains Xavier Campbell, a motivated leader for championing equality in sports.
Equal treatment and exposure of women is key
"Essendon Football Club is committed to providing a positive contribution to the development of the game at a grassroots level. It’s important players from our men’s and women’s football programs are positive role models in the community, and we believe working with young players is an important step in inspiring the next generation of female football fans, players, sports administers and sports women throughout the industry," espouses Xavier Campbell who is keen to motivate further leaders of sporting clubs around the world to #PressforProgress for women's equality in sport.
A leader in the community
Social leadership is very important to Essendon Football Club. Sport provides the perfect vehicle for providing positive role models for young girls in the community and celebrating the achievement of women athletes.
Diversity in sport is important
Essendon Football Club has long been acknowledged as a leader in the community and understands it's role and responsibility to help strengthen communities through sport. The Club works hard to ensure that through their actions, plans and communication the richness and diversity of diverse cultures and people is reflected and represented in a way that honours and respects the partnerships and relationships the Club formed along the way.
And like Essendon Football Club many sporting teams clubs, teams and executives around the word are commiting to #PressforProgress to help accelerate women's equality in sport. International Women's Day provides the perfect opportunity for awareness raising, supported by targeted action, to truly make a positive difference for women in sport.