AFL Victoria Seeking Youth Girls Teams For 2010

Program Overview
The Youth Girls competition is all about fun, fitness, friendship through football in a family friendly environment. The Youth Girls competition is a community football competition specifically designed to promote a female football friendly environment for girls aged between 13 and 18 years. Run at central venues around Melbourne and beyond, the competition continues to expand to provide more playing opportunities for girls under the age of 18.

The competition is managed by AFL Victoria and is supported by local councils, the AFL, VicHealth and the Department of Sport and Recreation Victoria.

It gives girls the opportunity to play in a real football competition with an emphasis on fun, friendship and fitness. It welcomes teams and players from government and non government schools, football clubs and leagues and all girls wishing to have a go at footy in their very own competition.

The program comprises the following elements:

  • A structured competition – a weekly competition played over 14 weeks from April to August (including finals)
  • A fun atmosphere – the emphasis of Youth Girls is on fun, friendship and fitness to develop football skills
  • Flexibility – no prior experience is needed, many participants did not participate in either AusKick or junior club football
  • Convenient – All games are played at a central venue decreasing the amount of travel for families
  • Coaching – each YG team is required to have at least one coach who is accredited at a minimum Level 1
  • Membership – each player is a member of their club and AFL Victoria
  • Cost – The cost of the club membership will be determined by the individual club, lasting for the season and includes insurance (payable at the beginning of the season)

 Benefits of Youth Girls for football clubs

  • Retain junior girls and their families for longer (4 years)
  • Increased membership
  • Increased volunteer base
  • Greater diversity in membership
  • Inclusive club environment
  • Assists in funding applications (government and private)

Benefits for players and their families 

  • Fun
  • Fitness
  • Friendship
  • Ongoing participation from Auskick to Seniors
  • Continuing to participate in sport
  • Opportunity to play in team sport
  • Opportunity to represent club, league and state
  • Join the Youth Girls Academy
  • Improved relationship between daughters and fathers (Deakin University, 2004)
  • Family bonding
For more information on the Youth Girls program, and on how to establish your team, download AFL Victoria's 'Club Information Guide' below or contact:
Chyloe Kurdas
Female Football Development Manager
AFL Victoria
b: 03 8663 3042
m: 0418 572 902



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