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.