Female Footy at the Ashy Redbacks is shaping up to be bigger and better in 2019. So what are you waiting for?
Be a part of it!
We love young females embracing our great game of AFL and we have an exceptional program which allows any female who would like to try footy to feel welcome and give footy a go in a safe, friendly environment.
Our girls love to have fun, but they also know they take their footy seriously. Ashy values all females as an integral part of our club and we actively support them as they become successful footballers.
And what success we had in 2018! Two of our four girls teams made it to the finals, with our U14 Girls and U16 Girls crowned as Runners Up in Division 2.
2019 Season Registrations
Registrations have been open since November 2018 and our U14 Girls and U16 Girls are almost full. If you have any questions about registrations, contact Lucy Leiner, Registrar on firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2018 we are aiming to field the following teams (subject to confirmation from the league and registration numbers):
Youth Girls (Under 18)
Our football league is the Yarra Junior Football League, otherwise known as the YJFL. Our games are played on a Sunday from April through until September (see 2019 Fixture for dates).
For registration purposes, your age group is based on your age as of the 1st of January 2019. i.e. if you were born on the 1st of March 2002, you would be playing Youth Girls in 2019. See Registrations for a guide of age levels.
YJFL has a set of Altered Rules for Girls. There are 16 players on the ground, no kicking off the ground is allowed but there is tackling and our girls love it!
In Season Training
Everyone has to start somewhere. Our AFL accredited coaches will teach you the correct techniques, help you gain match fitness and the confidence to be playing by the start of the season.
Training times are listed on our website under Season 2019 / Preseason Training Timetable and Season 2019 / In-season Training Timetable. We aim for girls to train on the same night as it enables simulated match play within sessions and appropriate age based skill development.
Uniform and other club merchandise is ordered online through our Club website.
The only 'must have' items players need are: Socks and Red Shorts (Home). The Club supplies playing jumpers. Mouth guards and footy boots are also compulsory.
Girls junior footy is not limited to playing for our Club. For those with emerging talent, the YJFL has a representative side, competing each year against teams from other football regions.
We have current Ashy females in the Youth Girls Academy at Sandringham Dragons and Oakleigh Chargers as well as a former Ashy players, Steph Harvie, who played at VFL sides Eastern Devils and is now with Essendon FC, and Millie Klingbiel joined Geelong Cats VFL in 2017, which is now part of the AFLW.