Published on May 21, 2019 11:59 am

NUMBER OF FEMALE FOOTBALL TEAMS IN VICTORIA REACHES A RECORD HIGH

The number of female football teams in Victoria has reached a record high of over 1,000, with more females playing football across the state than ever before.

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Head of AFL Victoria Ricky Bell joined the Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula, and AFLW stars Katie Brennan (Richmond) and Kaitlyn Ashmore (North Melbourne) at Citizen’s Park to celebrate the record number of women and girls playing Australia’s great game.

For the first time ever, AFL Victoria has registered more than 1,000 women’s and girls’ teams across the state.

Head of AFL Victoria Ricky Bell said it was great to see female football reach this milestone in Victoria.

“Our objective is to be the most accessible sport for all Victorians, regardless of age and gender, and having over 1,000 female football teams across the state indicates that we are achieving that goal.

“With female participation at a record high, AFL Victoria thanks the state government for their contribution to female football and in helping us achieve our objective to have more women playing Australia’s game.

“We are excited to see the continued success and next generation of female footballers in Victoria,” Mr. Bell said.

Quote attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Martin Pakula.

“Whether you’re going down to your local club to try footy for the first time or you’re an established AFLW star, we’re making sure women and girls get a fair go.”

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