WA rising star, Sarah Noga in action against ACT

Gillard Supports Journey of the Pink Football

Queensland, a combined ACT/NSW, two Victorian teams (a state and a development team), South Australia and Western Australia compete in the first ever U18s Youth Girls Championships in Melbourne from September 7 – 11th.  This adds another step to the talented player, coach and umpire pathway in each state and territory.

Games will take place at Sandringham and Craigieburn Ovals from 10am – 4pm from Tuesday 7th September.  The finals will take place at Craigieburn on Saturday 11th September. 

Members of the VWFL, SEDA and the AFL Women’s High Performance Academy will provide the volunteer force.  Field umpires consist of a combination of identified emerging stars from the competing states and AFL Victoria’s Female Umpire Academy.

Folllow the flight of the pink footballs as they make their journey from each of the states to the MCG for the first ever Welcome Ceremony at this level of representative football by going to AFL KicksforChicks on Facebook and Twitter.

Several states are already showing great creativity in showcasing the journey of the pink footballs on their way to the Championships. They have already enlisted the likes of

  • Julia Gillard (Australian Prime Minister)
  • Anna Bligh (Queensland Premier)
  • Kate Ellis (Federal Minister for Sport and Recreation)
  • Karmichael Hunt (Gold Coast Suns)
  • Dean Cox (West Coast Eagles) prior to his playing his 200th AFL game at AAMI Stadium
  • and a host of others



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