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BDSA Survey

Thank you to players and Clubs who completed the online Survey. We had a good response, thank you for taking the time to respond. Fed Uni Students have presented their findings to the BDSA Committee. These will be presented at the next Presidents meeting.

FIFA 11+Female Teams Workshop

Football Federation Victoria in conjunction with the BDSA are proud to announce the kick-off of the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program workshop.

The workshop will be held in Ballarat at Morshead Park on Sunday 6th August 10.00-11.30am. The session is for all female teams aged 12 and up. Breakfast will be available from 9.30am. Ideally the Coach, Team Manager and two players from each team should attend. Participants will be required to get physical so please wear the appropriate clothing.

Knee injuries are the most common type of injury among female football players with the risk peaking at 16 years of age.

Additionally, female football players are up to four times more likely to experience an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear than their male counterparts.

These statistics paint a frightening picture and it is clear that young female football players are at an extremely high risk of injury.

Thus, it is crucial to the development of our sport and player well-being that we implement a targeted approach to preventing these injuries.

The FIFA 11+ program is a specifically designed warm up and strengthening sequence that is designed to prevent lower limb injuries and develop stronger football players. It has been proven to reduce injuries in female players by up to 50%!

FFV representatives, headed by exercise physiologist Elliot Elliot are now heading out to Victorian female teams to educate coaches and players the ins, outs and practicalities of this critical program.

Please contact Laurelle: secretarybdsa@gmail.com for more information or to book  * Parental consent form (please complete for any participants who are under 18)

You can also visit the FFV FIFA 11+ portal on the FFV  website at http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/fifa-11plus/, and download the FIFA 11+ app, Get Set.

Third MiniRoo Hub 18th June 2017

Aldi MiniRoos Club Football is a smaller version of football that provides boys and girls aged 5 – 11 with a fun introduction to the world game.

Aldi MiniRoos Club Football is designed for kids; it is all about having fun, learning new skills and making life-long friends while playing in a team-based Aldi MiniRoos environment.

Delivered by grassroots clubs across Australia, Aldi MiniRoos Club Football provides opportunities for boys and girls of all abilities, shapes and sizes to play football.

Football is the game that everyone can play, so get involved and become an Aldi MiniRoo today.

Our third Hub for the year is on the 18th June at Morshead Park. We are excited to announce that teams from Horsham will also be in attendance.

For more information please contact: miniroosballarat@hotmail.com