Female Football

St Mary’s has enjoyed five successful seasons of female football in the AFL Barwon League.  We have had 150+ females participate across U10s, U12s, U15s, U18s and Seniors in 2022 and look forward to growing our participant numbers in 2023.

In 2023 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.

St Mary’s will be fielding teams in the following age groups for the 2023 season:
  • Seniors (aged 18 or over by 1st January)
  • Under 19
  • Under 16
  • Under 14
  • Under 12
  • Under 10 (girls aged 7-11)

Our program, starting with girl’s 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 phase 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