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Female Football 

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. 

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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 Auskick 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 - 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.


-    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.

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.

-    Rogers Cup is for girls aged 15-18 years old and is the entry pathway for youth WAFLW players.

-    Two senior divisions in the WAFLW competition, players must be 17 as of Jan 2019 to play in the senior competition.

-    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.