NEW Gippsland League To Start in July
AFL Victoria, in conjunction with the Gippsland League and the support of Gippsport, will establish a Youth Girls competition in the La Trobe Valley in July. This will be the first competition in Gippsland for teenage girls. AFL Victoria and the Gippsland League are hoping to attract sixty girls to participate in the six week. The competition will be played on Sunday mornings with each of Moe, Morwell, Traralgon, Leongatha, Drouin and Warragul all hosting one day’s play.
Youth Girls competitions are for girls aged 13-18 and emphasise fun, fitness and friendship in a family friendly environment. In 2012 there will over 1400 girls playing in 67 teams across metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Shepparton, Warrnambool, Albury/Wodonga and the La Trobe Valley/South Gippsland. Female football is the fastest growing segment of Australian football, with Victoria providing more opportunities for girls to play than in any other region of Australia.
AFL Victoria hopes to expand this new Gippsland League competition in coming years to include teams from East Gippsland as well. Girls participating in the new competition will also be considered for AFL Victoria’s Youth Girls Academy program as well as the Victorian Under 18 team that competes in the AFL’s Under 18 National Championships.
Dates for the Gippsland Youth Girls competition are:
- 22/7 Traralgon
- 29/7 Warragul
- 5/8 Moe
- 12/8 Drouin
- 19/8 Leoongatha
- 26/8 Morwell
All games will be played from 10am-11:30am.
Any girls interested in playing should register their interest here - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012GippslandLeague
Alternatively, girls can join up on the day by bringing a parent with them to register.
All girls who register will receive a free football and other giveaways.
For more information:
- Chyloe Kurdas
- Female Football Development Manager
- AFL Victoria