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Female Football - Get Involved

Across Australia, more and more girls are playing football at every level. Whether coming to play for the first time, or aspiring to be the next gen of AFLW, all levels of ability are catered for across our competitions. 

Perth now has junior, youth, women's and talent competitions right across the metro area, with more clubs starting girls teams every season. Be sure to keep an eye out at your local club to see if there are any girls' teams starting up in 2020.  

Find your nearest junior footy community here

-  Pre-primary – year 2
-  NAB AFL Auskick is the earliest age children and their families are able to get in and start learning footy skills.
-  There are a number of Auskick Girls centres available. 
-  Find out more at our Auskick page.

-  Year 3 – Year 6 
-  Girls play with their junior club in modified matches.
-  Girls are able to play in a mixed competition, however are encouraged to play in single gender competition where possible.
-  Rules are modified to meet skill level and safety needs.
-  Find out more at our Juniors page.

-  Years 7 - 12
-  Girls play with their junior clubs
-  At the age of 14, girls are required to play in the single gender competitions.
-  Rules are modified but have most AFL rules introduced.
-  Find out more at our Juniors page.

-  For girls aged 15 - 18 years old.
-  Girls play for the WAFLW clubs.
-  Some rule modifications.
-  Considered the talent development competition for WAFLW.

-  Seniors (17+)
-  Women’s senior competition is in the Perth Football League (amateurs).
-  Entry level competitions available, all interested players are welcome to join.
-  Visit the Perth Football League for more information.

-  The competition is aligned to the WAFL competition.
-  The WAFLW competition is the premier football competition in the state.
-  Two senior divisions in the WAFLW competition, players must be 17 as of Jan 2020 to play in the senior competition.
-  Aspiring AFLW players are encouraged to play in the WAFLW league on a regular basis. 
-  For more information, head to our WAFLW page.

-  The growth of female football is not exclusive to the metro regions, with regional leagues hosting competitions.
-  Visit our WA Country Football League page for more information.