Such is the progress and extent of women’s sport that it can now be enjoyed by everyone as a spectacle as well as being a marketable product. And while it is something that should be consistently acknowledged and applauded, participation of women in sport always takes on a special significance when celebrating International Women’s Day each year.
“[The Falcons] put women first… It’s run by women. Women are the leaders of the club,”
“It tells our young people that you are important, if you’re a young woman, that you are important and that you deserve as much opportunity as the person next to you who might happen to be male… It’s important. And it’s important that Darebin is always there doing that.”
Into 2022, and those numbers have remained consistent with plans to again field 40 teams for girls and women across those sports.
The purpose of IWD is to spread the message of gender equality and working together in making a better society where there is no gender bias and a greater recognition and acceptance of gender equality – which is also the key objective of the Darebin Falcons, through the fun and universally embraced platform of sport.
Happy International Women’s Day to all!