SANFL creates new Youth Girls competitions

In a further boost to female footy in Adelaide, the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) has announced the creation of a new Youth Girls competition.

Beginning in August this year, the eight non-AFL aligned SANFL clubs will each field an under-14s and under-16s girls side, using the same zone rules as their male footballers.

To be eligible to play in the new competition, female footballers must be born between 1999 and 2004, with them to be zoned to a club according to their current residential address.

The announcement comes on the back of a great year for female Aussie Rules in the state, where SA was undefeated in Pool B of the 2015 Youth Girls National Championships and Sarah Allan was named the best and fairest for Pool B.

Building upon that success, the SA open women’s side defeated the Northern Territory in their state match back in May, while Morphettville Park’s Danielle Goding and Courtney Cramey were both taken by Melbourne in the 2015 AFL women’s draft.

Come and try days for the new competition will be held throughout the winter school holidays, and girls wanting to play are asked to register first. You can find all the details below.

The call has also been put out for volunteers to assist in running the teams, with those interested requested to contact Emma Gibson at the SANFL.

Come and try days

Central District – Thursday 9th July
4pm to 5pm at Playford Alive Oval

Glenelg – Tuesday 7th July
12.30pm to 1.30pm at Gliderol Stadium

North Adelaide – Wednesday 8th July
1.30pm to 2.30pm at Prospect Oval

Norwood – Friday 10th July
11am to 12pm at Coopers Stadium

South Adelaide – Monday 6th July
1pm to 2pm at Hickinbotham Oval

Sturt – Monday 6th July
10am to 11am at Peter Motley Oval

West Adelaide – Tuesday 14th July
11am to 12pm at City Mazda Stadium

Woodville/West Torrens – Tuesday 7th July
10am to 11am at Maughan Thiem Hyundai Oval

Interested girls are asked to register at:

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