Female Football News From Around Australia
With female participation in Australian football the fastest growing of all segments of our game, there is a lot happening around Australia. All States and Territories now have women's football leagues, and Youth Girls competitions now exist in all but Tasmania and the Northern Territory.
Keep checking the websites of leagues in other States for more information on what is happening around Australia.
FROM NORTHERN TERRITORY
JENNY Elliott is used to working in a male dominated environment.
One of only five women working with AFL Northern Territory from a staff of 35, Elliott is also the only female in the football operations department.
Brennan wins women’s Rising Star Award
17 year-old casual Lions employee Katie Brennan - who is no relation to Lions livewire Jared Brennan - has topped off a great year on the field by winning the Rising Star Award through Womensport Queensland.
Coast girls taking to AFL in a big way
The AFL has long provided Sunshine Coast boys with opportunities through Auskick and school and club competitions, but this year the girls have stepped up for some recognition.
News from the 2009 VWFL annual general meeting
Debbie Lee welcomed members to the meeting and gave an outline of the achievements and accomplishments during the 2009 season.
FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Women’s League Premiers are Sharks and Bulldogs
East Fremantle claimed the WAWFL Division 1 Premiership with a fourteen point win over Coastal Titans at Eftel Oval.
FROM NEW SOUTH WALES
SWAFL AGM 2009 outcome - 3 new clubs for 2010
Most exciting news from the AGM was the news of potentially 3 new clubs joining the competition bring the total number of teams to ten.
New Youth Girls Development Squad
The AFL Canberra Youth Girls Development Squad was established to provide Youth Girls players the opportunity to develop and improve their football knowledge and skills.
FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA
First SA Youth Girls Competition Run In 2009
Central Districts Junior Football League is currently the only Junior Football League that caters for youth girls. They have an U13's and U16's Youth Girls competition. It is expected that other Junior District Leagues will follow suit in 2010.
New Women's Team at North Hobart
Women’s AFL Tasmania and North Hobart Football Club are proud to announce the participation of a North Hobart FC Women’s Team in the 2010 TAS Women's AFL competition.