Players celebrate female round

Kyneton Rangers senior womens and girls at the Female Football Round on Saturday. Photo: Kate Kuyateh

Kyneton Rangers women and girls teams participated in the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League’s third Female Football Round on Saturday.

Boasting a phenomenal 11 female teams for the 2024 competition, ranging from under eight girls through to two senior women’s teams, Kyneton is certainly pulling its weight when it comes to enhancing female player participation in the sport.

FFR is an initiative that celebrates the growth of women’s football and acknowledges the important role women play in developing the game, both on and off the park.

Over recent years, BASL and the affiliated community clubs have undertaken numerous initiatives to increase female participation in all areas of the game.

Kyneton has most recently run a Go Soccer Mums program as well as a Go Girls program to help introduce soccer into the lives of those who haven’t experienced it. The club has six female coaches, and seven of the 11 committee members are female.

All teams played at Epsom Huntly Recreation Reserve over the weekend showcasing the volume of female footballers that have been welcomed to the game.

Junior members of the girls teams walked hand in hand with the senior women at the opening of their match on Saturday.