Girls Footy at the Ashy Redbacks is shaping up to be bigger and better in 2017. So what are you waiting for?
Be a part of it!
We love our Girls Footy at Ashy (as do our sponsor, Physioworks Health Group) and we have an exceptional program which allows any girl 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 the Girls as an integral part of our club and we actively support them as they become successful footballers.
And what success we had in 2016! All three of our Girls Teams made it to their respective Grand Final, with two teams bringing the premiership flag back to the Club.
So let us know you're interested in playing with one of our Ashy Girls Teams via email email@example.com or call our Girls Footy Co-ordinator Kim Ledder on 0402 043 800.
2017 Season Registrations
This season we have four Girls age groups. These are:
- U18 (Youth Girls)
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.
For registration purposes, your age group is based on your age as of the 1st of January 2017. i.e. if you were born on the 1st of March 2002, you would be playing U15 in 2017. See Registrations for a guide of age levels.
YJFL has a set of Altered Rules for Girls. There are 15 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 Round 1.
Training is held on a Wednesday night at Burwood Reserve during the season (U13 Girls are from 5pm - 6pm and U15, U16 and Youth Girls train from 6:15pm - 7:30pm). Training on the same night enables simulated match play within sessions and age based skill development.
Uniforms and other club merchandise is ordered online through our Club website.
The only 'must have' items players need are: Socks, Red Shorts (Home) and White Shorts (Away). The Club supplies playing jumpers. Mouth guards are compulsory and footy boots are highly recommended.
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 Girls in the Youth Girls Academy at Sandringham Dragons and Oakleigh Chargers as well as a former Ashy Girl, Steph Harvie, at the Eastern Devils Football Club. This is a stepping stone to playing in Victorian teams and the new AFL Women’s League. How exciting is that! What are you waiting for?