U16 and U18 AFL Female Talent Pathway Academies

U16 and U18 AFL Female Talent Pathway Academies

Congratulations to the 15 girls from the Willoughby Mosman Swans JV  teams who were selected for the AFL Female Talent Pathway Academy program for 2019.

U18 Academy:  Alice Mitchell, Zoe Hurrell, Hayley Fell, Isadora Mcleay, Isabella Chittenden, Liz Edwards, Pyper Denneman and Jaz Denneman

U16 Academy:  Mia Assaly, Eloise Morgan, Bridget O’Sullivan , Louisa Mitchell, Claire Houltram, Jacqui Dwyer and Kaia Rainier

The 2019 cohorts will train from November 2018 through to April 2019 and will then trial for their respective AFL NSW/ACT teams. Well done ladies!!!

Willoughby Wildcats Youth Girls AFL

As you know, girls footy is going from strength to strength at the Wildcats. Last year we had dedicated U18, U15 and U12 girls teams and in 2018 these will be joined by a new U10 team.

If your family has a daughter who would like to play, there is a team for every girl no matter what her age or experience level.

Auskick is there for girls born between 2010 and 2013, and now we have the U10s team for girls born in 2008 & 2009. The U12 team is for girls born in 2006 & 2007, the U15 for girls born 2004/04/05 and the U18 for girls born 2000/01/02.

Burkey’s guide on how to coach girls…

Season one of AFLW was outstanding. To be honest it achieved far more than the head honchos at AFL House ever anticipated.

The road ahead is looking rosy. However, there is one thing that will derail the momentum faster than a Bree Davey shirtfront.

And if the AFL and the local leagues don’t get it right, it will put a speed bump in the game that will slow it down for years

The issue I am talking about is coaching, specifically coaching girls.

Click here to read the article published by Nathan Burke.

This article appears in SEN Inside Football’s AFLW Special

Women and girls are boosting footy clubs at every level

THE explosion of women and girls playing Australian football is benefiting sporting clubs at every level, but is putting pressure on facilities.

Adelaide Footy League president John Kernahan said the growth in women’s footy at grassroots level “is enormous”.

“We have enjoyed a 50 to 75 per cent growth year on year since 2015,” he said.

“The added interest in women’s footy through the national competition (AFLW) and the success of the Adelaide Crows prompted a surge in interest to the point we facilitated competition for 47 women’s teams in 2017.”

Click here to read the full article published in The Herald Sun on Feb 2, 2018 by Craig Cook, The Advertiser.

Sydney schoolgirls enter AFL competition for first time

Prestigious Sydney private schools and rugby union traditionally go hand-in-hand.

But a new sporting shift is underway.

Independent girls schools have noticed an increase in AFL participation in male schools once dominated by rugby, and they are jumping on board.

This month, the first ever AFL Sydney Independent School Girls competition will kick off.

AFL NSW/ACT chief executive officer Sam Graham said the Sydney area has experienced extraordinary growth in female football.

“In 2017, we saw a 78 per cent increase in female club football participation across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, the fastest growing segment of our game,” Mr Graham said.

“This growth has allowed us to provide Sydney’s independent girls schools with the opportunity to play football in an organised competition, something that has existed for their male counterparts since 2013.

“It is great to have six independent girls schools taking part in the six-week competition, and it is a real credit to everyone involved in making this possible.

Click to read the full article, published by Jennifer Browning, www.abc.net.au

SCA July school holiday AFL camp

Conducted by our own Tim Barling – Head coach of U13, U14 and U17 Willoughby Mosman Swans and head coach of Riverview yr 9-10 teams.

Where: St Ignatius College Riverview, Tambourine Bay Road Lane Cove

 Date: 13-14th July 2017

Cost: $180

Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
Age: 6-15 years
Boys and girls welcome

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