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Inaugural Cup kicks off community partnership

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10 May 2010
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) has been keen to get the message out that firefighting is a career for women too – a demanding but very rewarding one if you have the necessary physical and mental acumen.

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) has been keen to get the message out that firefighting is a career for women too – a demanding but very rewarding one if you have the necessary physical and mental acumen.

MFB’s community partnership with the Victorian Women's Football League (VWFL) highlights that fact.

Appropriately, on Mothers’ Day 9 May, a VWFL Country v Metro match kicked off the inaugural MFB Gender Equity Cup at Highgate Reserve in Craigieburn.

The match involved VWFL players from across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria who battled it out for the chance to be the first to take the Cup home.

"This new partnership is about showing women that just as football is a sport which can be played by either gender, so fire fighting is a career choice women should consider ," said Graham Fountain, Chief Executive Officer MFB.

"We'd like to open up firefighting as a career option to broader audiences who simply may not have considered it before.

"We look forward to a continued partnership with the VWFL, and well done to the Metro team who took home the Cup.”

The final match scores were:

Vic Metro 1.0, 3.3, 4.7, 6.8 (44)
Vic Country 1.2, 1.3, 3.3, 3.6 (24)


For more information please contact: MFB Media & Communications on 9665 4699 or media@mfb.vic.gov.au

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