Melbourne FC Trident Girls Academy

The Melbourne Football Club is pleased to further its commitment to women and girls who play football by announcing the launch of the ‘Trident Girls Football Academy’.

The Academy is dedicated to supporting, promoting and championing young girls and women, playing and administrating the game of Australian Rules Football.

The Academy kicks off on Monday, with 55 youth girls from around Victoria participating in a two-day program during the school holidays.  The two-day program offers an extraordinary experience that is designed to enhance the girls’ football abilities, as well as further develop their leadership and communications skills.

The ‘Trident Girls Football Academy’ will be held at the MCG over two days, with participants undergoing a wide range of activities to gain a greater understanding and insight into working within an AFL club.  Highlights of the two-day Academy include:

•         A full day workshop with Leading Teams, focusing on leadership development and goal setting.

•         Media training

•         A Careers in Football workshop.

•         A training session with Melbourne Football Club coaches and VWFL state players.

•         Delivery of a junior membership clinic in conjunction with Melbourne Football Club players.

The Melbourne Football Club is the major sponsor of Victorian Women’s Football League (VWFL), and is committed to supporting women and girls playing the game. The ‘Trident Girls Football Academy’ is one of many initiatives the Club participates in that encourages female football participation. 

Other initiatives include:

•          The dedication of the Queen’s Birthday Clash against Collingwood as the flagship game of Women’s Round.

•         The Melbourne Football Club Rising Star award, which is presented weekly to VWFL players, recognising the values of leadership and teamwork.

•         Club Captain Brad Green is the VWFL ambassador, actively supporting and advocating for women playing the game.

•         Education sessions to volunteers and coaches about the skills needed to manage a successful football club.

•         VWFL players and Melbourne Football Club players jointly undertake community player visits to local schools and grass roots football clubs.

•         Melbourne Board Member Karen Hayes is also a member of the VWFL Board of Directors.



Name (First) Name (Last) Youth Girls Football Team
Abbey Brown westbourne
Alanna Doherty St.Albans
Amelia Beardmore Melbourne University
Amy Fisher Diamond Creek
Becky Hunter Kilmore Junior Football Club
Bianca Mckay Deer Park
bianca devine pascoe vale sports club
Breeanna Gaylor Huntly
Brittany Tancred Mooroopna
Brooke Kerrison narre south lions
Brooke Brown Wyndhamvale Juniors
Cassandra Standley kilmore football club
Cassandra meads narre south lions junior football club
Charmaine Saliba Lalor Stars Youth Girls
Cherie Temanalevu Hallam Hawks
Cheyenne Bourne Calivil United Junior Football Club
Deanna Berry Daimond Creek
Elyce Hay East Malvern
elyse cugley pascoe vale
Emily O'Keefe Leopold
Hannah de Raad Sunbury
Hannah Elliott Williamstown
Haylee Wray Leopold
Jade Hillyear Keon Park Stars Junior Football club
Jade De La Rue Old Westbourne
Jess Dao Diamond Creek
Jessica Walker Hampton Park Redbacks
jessica mapapalangi  
Jovy-lee Coulson Wyndham Vale
Karly Tapner Berwick
Kiara Talbot- Roche Melbourne University
krissy dundas Chirnside park pink panthers
Lisa Halfpenny Lalor Stars
Maddison Hale Keon Park Stars Junior Football Club
Matilda Elgood Pascoe Vale FC
Melina Tatti Marong
Michaela Behre Seville Ranges
Natarsha Rappos St Albans
Nicola Rivette Pascoe Vale
Prudence Cordes Jacana
Rachel Cronan pascoe vale
Rani-Lee Ford Lalor Stars Youth Girld
Rebecca Goring Sacred Heart College Geelong
Ruby Campbell Huntly Junior Football Club
samantha dobson narre south lions
Sarah Perkins East Burwood Devils
Sarah Balderstone East Malvern Knights
Sarah Hetherington Old Westbourne
Shae-Lee Murphy-Burke Altona Youth Girls
Sharnah Catania St Albans
Terri McIntosh St Albans



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