Women’s and Girls AFL comes to Taree

AFL is the fastest growing sport for Women and Girls in the country. Here’s the chance for the ladies of the Manning to see what the craze is all about!

Two Girls and Women only come and try sessions will be held in Taree on Wednesday 7 and Wednesday 21 November. These sessions will be run by female development staff from AFL NSW/ACT to ensure that participants have the chance to learn the skills of the game in the most female friendly of atmospheres.

The sessions are open to any female aged from 5 to 70 years who wants to give AFL a go. All ability and fitness levels will be catered for, with skills learnt in other sports making transition to footy really easy. The sessions will be held at St Joseph’s Primary School, Taree from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Monique Ball, AFL Development Officer, said that the ladies will be hooked as soon as they try the sport. “In the past two years the North Coast has introduced both a Youth Girls and Women’s competition as a result of the success of similar come and try sessions conducted in other towns across the region.

“We’ve already staged one session in Taree and had a really positive response from local Women and Girls. None of those participants had played footy before so everyone’s learning as they go but having a great time while they do. Everyone’s loving the challenge of learning new skills, the physicality of the game, and building our fitness. Most women have come from another sport background and are loving the environment.”

Anyone interested in trying a new sport should bring their friends, meet at the ground wearing runners and exercise clothing, and be prepared to have a great time!

For more information on the Come and Try, or for anything to do with playing AFL in the Manning please contact Monique Ball on 0478 100 955 or Monijay84@outlook.com.