G21 and AFL Barwon are seeking public feedback on the G21 and AFL Barwon Towards 2030 strategy.
The strategy has been developed by local government authorities (LGAs) within the G21 region in partnership with AFL Barwon to guide planning and development of both football and netball over the next decade.
Due to the success and growth in football and netball across the G21 region, AFL Barwon in partnership with Netball Victoria, AFL Victoria and the G21 LGAs, has undertaken a refresh of the initial G21 & AFL Barwon Regional Strategy (2015), with the new Towards 2030 strategy realigning regional priorities.
Since 2015 there has been:
- an exponential increase in female football participation, with 65 additional female football teams from 2015-2019, marking a 424% participation increase over the period.
- strong population growth across the region.
- $67 million worth of investment into football and netball club facilities across the region, with more than 60 projects completed.
In 2019, AFL Barwon had a higher number of players per population compared to Victorian regional averages in all age groups. Despite a challenging 2020, overall football and netball participation has increased since this time.
The key themes of the new Towards 2030 strategy identify ways to increase diversity in participation, improve facilities and sustainability, build and retain football and netball participation and continue to support clubs and their people.
The strategy, in draft format, has been approved by all five G21 LGAs for public exhibition, and now community feedback is invited.
People can view the strategy here: https://g21.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/draft-G21-AFL-Barwon-towards-2030-Strategy.pdf
Feedback can be provided via the online contact form here: https://g21.com.au/about-g21/engagement/
Submissions for both strategies close on Sunday 11 July 2021.