As part of International Women’s Day and Female Football Week, we profile some of the Club’s female staff. Today we meet Sue Crow.
What is your role at Melbourne City FC?
I lead City in the Community which is the not for profit charity set up by Melbourne City FC. We use football for positive social impact.
What is it like to work in the football environment?
I enjoy it very much. It is very busy environment and you must be able to multi-task in a range of situations. When you work in sport, you work with a lot of energetic and happy people in all departments and that is something I love to be a part of.
Why is it important to recognise the impact of women on football club’s at all levels?
It is important to have diversity in any organisation and women can have an important role in shaping values and behaviours that make football clubs strong and inclusive for fans, players and staff.
Women also broaden the conversation by providing another perspective on things. Often this lifts standards, breaks down barriers and leads to more innovation – which is critical in a high-performance setting.
The International Women’s Day hashtag is #BeBoldForChange? What do you think that means to you?
We should’t have to recognise International Women’s Day but it is a chance to put on show the great work that women are doing around the world and to celebrate women and girls and their role in society
At the Club, we are running several initiatives this week and I’m proud to be part of a Club that has established and supported our champion women’s team in every aspect.
How important is it to recognise International Women’s Day?
My parents raised me to believe there was nothing that I couldn’t do. It was only when I got to University that I found out that there were people that had views about what women could and could not do.
My daughter, Kim is my inspiration and also a wise mentor and encourages me to back my judgement.