Female Football

St Mary’s has had four successful seasons of female football in the AFL Barwon League.  We have had 150+ females participate across U12s, U15s, U18s and Seniors in 2021 and look forward to fielding our first U10s girls team in 2022.

In 2022 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 and work 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 football.

St Mary’s will be fielding teams in the following age groups for the season ahead:

  • Seniors (aged 18 or over by 1st January)
  • Under 18
  • Under 15
  • Under 12
  • Under 10 (girls aged 7-11)

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 start 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 period in women’s sport.

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If you have any questions about anything, you can contact Amanda Flynn amanda@smellies.com.au or call 0425 718 094.

Alternatively, Kevin McMahon on kevin_mcmahon@worksafe.vic.gov.au or 0457 507 202.

New players can complete an Expression of interest form