Given the enormous growth in female football over the past couple of years, AFL Goulburn Murray are introducing a junior football program for girls aged between 7-12 years old.
To run for six weeks the program will commence with an open Come and Try session to be held at Kialla Park Recreation Reserve on Sunday 24 June from 10:00am to 11:00am.
AFL Goulburn Murray Region General Manager Martin Gleeson identified this initiative as the next development in the female football pathway.
“The registration day on Sunday 24 June will also be a free come and try session for interested girls to come along, participate in some fun activities and also learn some of the skills of our great game” he said.
“Depending on the numbers at the come and try session we will continue the sessions over the next five weeks as a series of mini, participation based games suitable for girls of all skill levels.”
“Whilst we expect girls to come along that may be involved in Auskick or local U10 or U12 teams it is not necessary for girls to have played before as we will provide coaching and introductory learning.”
“If girls are unable to attend for the come and try session but would still like to be involved we will be taking registrations all throughout the program.”
“It is part of our Female Football Strategy to build a female specific competition at an age group between Auskick and Youth Girls and this program will be the first step in achieving that goal.”