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Female Football 

Across Australia, girls playing football is increasing across all levels. Whether coming to play for the first time, or are aspiring to be the next generation of AFLW, all ability levels are catered for across all competitions.

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Where to play

NAB AFL Auskick

-    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 mixed genders and all girls centres available. 

-    Find out more at our Auskick page.

Junior Girls

-    Year 3 – year 6 

-    Girls play with their junior club in modified matches.

-    Rules are modified to meet skill level and safety needs.

-    Girls are able to play in a mixed competition, however are encouraged to play in single gender competition where possible. 

-    Find out more at our Juniors page.

Youth Girls

-    Years 7 - 11

-    At the age of 14, girls are required to play in the single gender competitions.

-    Rules are modified, introducing AFL rules into the competition.

-    Find your nearest club here.


-    Year 12+ (17 years old)

-    Women’s senior competition in the Perth Football League (amateurs).

-    All rules are the same as the men’s competition.

-    Entry level competitions available in the league, all interested players are welcome.

-    Visit the Perth Football League for more information.

Optus WAFLW 

-    Aspiring AFLW players are encouraged to play in the WAFLW league on a regular basis. 

-    The competition is aligned to the WAFL competition, with players needing to play within their district.

-    Rogers Cup is for girls in years 10-12, U15 state representatives are permitted to play in this competition.

-    Two senior divisions in the WAFLW competition, players must be 17 as of Jan 2018 to play in the senior competition.

-    For more information, head to our WAFLW page.


-    AFL9’s is a social competition with modified rules.

-    Non-contact game.

-    Both mixed and female-only competitions available.

-    Visit our AFL9's page for more information.


-    The growth of female football is not exclusive to the metro regions, with regional centres starting up competitions.

-    Visit our WA Country Football League page for more information.