Victory for girls

Melbourne Victory is celebrating female participation in football this weekend in its match against Western Sydney, as part of the pre-match entertainment.

Melbourne Victory is celebrating female participation in football this weekend in its match against Western Sydney, as part of the pre-match entertainment.

More than 150 girls aged between 8 to 16 years will take part in the Victory for Girls tournament held on Gosch-s Paddock this Saturday between 2pm and 5pm, next to AAMI Park. The girls involved in the tournament represent clubs from all over Victoria and are being given an experience they will never forget.

The finalists from each age group will have the chance to play on the AAMI Park pitch to take home the 'Victory For Girls' title.

Melbourne Victory Chairman Anthony Di Pietro said the competition would be a unique experience for those girls taking part.

“ This is a fantastic initiative and here at Melbourne Victory, we are always looking to increase our engagement to promote female participation in football," Mr Di Pietro said.

"The Melbourne Victory W-League team produced its best ever performance this season and we hope that with more activities such as these we can find the next generation of Melbourne Victory female football stars.”

During the event the girls will be visited by non- playing Melbourne Victory players and representatives from the Melbourne Victory W-League team to cheer them on as they challenge for the finals spots on AAMI Park.

Jean Hailes, a partner of the tournament will also be on hand to educate the participant-s in areas of women-s health.

Make sure you show your support of girls in football and cheer them on pre-game at Gosch-s Paddock and on AAMI Park before the blockbuster Hyundai A-League match against the Wanderers.

To get your tickets to Saturday's match, click here.