Have you seen how popular the new Women’s AFL Comp has been this year? At their first game, they had to turn away 1000 fans. Do you have a girl who dreams of playing AFL women’s football? Every great footballer has to start somewhere and usually, it is your local club.
Lane Cove has a great family friendly junior AFL Club called the Lane Cove Cats. The Lane Cove Cats is one of the fastest growing junior clubs in Sydney and this is thanks to a dedicated leadership team.
Special Registration Fee
The Lane Cove Cats are on a recruitment drive to field an Under 12’s Girls AFL team and they now have a special registration rate to encourage girls to join.
Open Practice Game
If your girls are interested in joining a Girls AFL team then they should come along to Blackman Park this Sunday (26 March) for an open practice game. This session is a great way for kids and parents to learn more about what is on offer and get a feel for the way the games are played. The game starts at 10:00am, so girls should arrive at 9:30 in sports attire!
The Lane Cove Cats have their jumper presentations and multiple games that morning so there will be a sausage sizzle and lots of friendly families around – and of course, plenty of quality footy to watch!
Meet the GWS Giants
To motivate young girls the Lane Cove Cats have arranged for some GWS Giants Women’s AFL team to come to Lane Cove. Players will tell about their journey to playing at the top level and they will hold a skills clinic.
How do I register my girl?
Games will be played on Sunday morning, and most likely mirror the same format of the boys junior competition.
The team size is a minimum 9 and a maximum of 12, on a 110m long field (same as U9-11 boys). They will use a synthetic size 3 ball and play over 4 x 10 min quarters. Tackling is a modified wrap tackle (can’t be brought to ground) and there is no barging, bumping or shepherding allowed. Importantly, a mark is awarded to players who catch it or shows control. So even if it hits the ground, if they held it for a moment, the umpire is likely to pay it.
If your daughter is aged 10-12 and interested in playing in this competition, please email the Lane Cove Cats at [email protected].
Pop along to the open practice session this Sunday (26 March) to find out more.
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