Female football

St Mary’s has enjoyed six successful seasons of female football in the AFL Barwon League. In 2024, we are looking to consolidate our female football program and build on fundamental strength, conditioning, injury prevention and football skills relevant to each age group whilst working towards mentoring more women into coaching football at our club. 

We have engaged experienced and skilled coaches, trainers and team managers to look after these teams and steer them to achieve a healthy and happy sporting environment for young women to play female football and make friends in a social sporting setting.

It’s not too late to jump on board if you want to try footy – we are still in pre-season training to get players match-ready. Our competition is 15 rounds of footy starting in early April and finishing in early August.
New players can complete an Expression of interest form

St Mary’s will be fielding teams in the following age groups for the 2024 season:
  • Under 19 – Born 2005/2006/2007
  • Under 16 – Born 2008 & 2009
  • Under 14 – Born 2010 & 2011
  • Under 12 – Born 2012 & 2013
  • Under 10 – Born 2014
  • Under 9 – Born 2015, 2016 or must be born on or before 30/4/17 (minimum age)
  • Junior teams Wednesday 4:30 pm – Start date to be confirmed.
  • Senior women Monday and Wednesday 6 to 7:30 pm – 

New Under 9 and Under 10
We welcome all players of every ability. We are an inclusive Club and want as many junior players as possible to have the opportunity to experience Aussie Rules Football and play and learn in a fun and supportive environment.

Contact details

Please contact our coordinators if you would like to discuss the best options for your child in 2024.

Female Football Directors

If you have any questions, contact Alf Della Monica at dellamonicaalf@gmail.com at amanda@smellies.com.au or Paige Stinchcombe at p_stinch@hotmail.com.  

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Volunteer opportunities

We are looking for:

About our program

Our program, starting with girls Auskick, provides a great avenue for any girl who strives to chase the elite pathway through to VFLW and AFLW but is equally a great opportunity for someone just wanting to try a new sport.  Limited skills and/or fitness are not a barrier to starting playing or being part of our club as a sportsperson, volunteer and club member. Given female football is in its early stages of development in our region, we encourage any young girls and women to come and give footy a go and be a part of this amazing phase in women’s sport.