The Newtown Swans continues to support youth girls footy with teams entered in all youth girls age groups in the Sydney Harbour City competitions in 2018. AFL NSW/ACT is introducing new participation pathways for players of all skill levels and aspirations, including exciting new development opportunities. 2018 sees the introduction of a NSW/ACT U10 Youth Girls competition and we're onto it!
AFL is a great way for girls to make new friends, keep active and learn new skills while having a whole lotta FUN! Female football continues to grow at a rapid rate. With Newtown's participation, accessing girls only teams locally is easier than ever. This is our fourth year entering youth girls teams and we know what girls footy is all about.
In 2018 there is an opportunity to join the following Newtown teams:
U10 players must turn 9 or 10 in 2018 (born in 2009 or 2008)
U12 players must turn 11 or 12 in 2018 (born 2007 or 2006)
U15 players must turn 13, 14 or 15 in 2018 (born 2005, 2004 or 2003)
U18 players must turn 16, 17 or 18 in 2018 (born 2002, 2001 or 2000)
This is also our inaugural year for an U18’s team. Together with the Western Suburbs Magpies we have formed a joint team for the 2018 season so that no-one misses out.
There will also be participation opportunities for girls born in 2010 to play U10’s with signed parental consent for playing up an age group.
The Youth Girls competition is tailor made for players of all abilities and aspirations for both the fiercely competitive and those with a more relaxed approach. It provides girls with the opportunity to play the game in an all-girls competition at a mixed club. They play a modified game, depending on the age group that reduces contact and encourages them to have fun and learn how to play. Most players who start with us don’t have any experience.
We work together with the highly successful Newtown Breakaways Club in the AFL Sydney Women’s competition to create pathways from junior girls AFL to senior women’s AFL within the local area and promote a community football culture.
We will be recruiting all season so it’s never too late. And remember, we’re talking girls’ only footy and there’s NO AFL experience required. Join us now!
In 2018 Girls Under 10s and 12’s training is on:
Tuesdays @ ADO from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
In 2018 Girls Under 15s and training is on:
Thursdays @ ADO from 5.30pm to 7.00pm
In 2018 Girls Under 18s and training is on:
Wednesdays @ Picken Oval, Croydon Park from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
Additional skills development sessions organised and run by the Newtown Breakaways are held on Mondays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. These sessions are open to all youth girls age groups and are designed to speed up skill development and to get to know players from other age groups.
For enquiries contact Merrill on moc.kooltuo@slrightuoynwotwen or 0403 022 064.