Our vision is to increase the participation of females in all aspects of the game of
Australian Rules Football in SA.


To promote, encourage and lead the growth of the game of Australian Football in
South Australia, so that females not only participate in the game but are role models
in the community

SAWFL Sub-Committee

The SAWFL manages the most established female football program in South Australia. It currently governs a two-division Open Women's competition and an Under 18 Girls competition. The SANFL took over the management of the SAWFL's Under 15 Girls competition in late 2015 as part of their new junior football structure.

In late 2015, the SAWFL clubs voted to dissolve the current SAWFL Board and move the League under the governance of the Channel 9 Adelaide Football League (Ch9AFL, aka South Australian Amateur Football League) Board and Staff. A SAWFL Sub-Committee exists, which sits underneath the Ch9AFL Board and is a volunteer committee  that consists of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and general committee members. 

Sub-Committee Members

Chairman & Treasurer: Julie Wells
Committee Member: Tess Baxter
Committee Member: Emma Sampson
Committee Member: Teena Leicester
Secretarial Duties: Caitlin Brady

Sub-Committee Responsibilities

The Board’s primary responsibility is one of trusteeship on behalf of its members and stakeholders, ensuring that the SAWFL remains viable and effective in the present and for the future. The Board is ultimately responsible for all organisational matters and has a number of key roles including strategic planning, member/stakeholder involvement, organisational performance, reporting, policy formulation, legal compliance, management of financial resources and risk management. As a result of the partnership between the SAWFL and the Channel 9 Adelaide Football League (CH9AFL), the day-to-day administration of the League is performed by staff members at the CH9AFL.

Nominate for the Board

Being a Sub-Committee member will provide you with opportunities for personal and professional development. We strongly encourage nominations from persons with previous Board and Committee experience and those wishing to play an active role in the development of the League and its programs.

Further information on the SAWFL Sub-Committee can be found here.


If you have any questions about the SAWFL Sub-Committee or you would like to know more about how you can be involved, please contact Caitlin Brady - caitlin@saafl.asn.au or (08) 8443 8999.

Committee Member