In 2015 Newtown Swans Junior AFL Club has started a new Under 14 girls team (for 11 to 14 year olds) . With 50% of AFL supporters being women this is a great opportunity for girls to get more involved in the game and experience the many benefits that playing a game of Aussie rules brings such as improved fitness, hand-eye coordination and communication skills required when playing as a team. Its offers the girls an opportunity to experience the benefits of teamwork and an alternative to netball or soccer if this isn’t their thing. It provides an opportunity for social interaction for the shy with a chance to meet other like-minded girls in a community environment.
The Youth Girls competition is tailor made for players of all abilities and aspirations for both the fiercely competitive and those with a more relaxed approach and provides girls with the opportunity to play the game in an all-girls competition in a mixed community minded club.