WAFC Schoolgirls Cup launch

WA Schoolgirls Creating Their Own History

When Term 2 of the school year returns so too will a dedicated and enthusiastic group of female secondary school students.

The WAFC Schoolgirls Cup kicks off in May with over 50 schools taking part. The year's competition will see some 2000 students compete in two divisions of the program with a finals series concluding on July 1st when qualifying schools will battle it out for the Alison Moore and Debbie White Division Cups.

This year will also see a competition take place at  Senior High School Country week.

The WAFC and School Sport WA are proud to support the WAFC Schoolgirls Cup program.

To mark the sixteenth year of the competition, Female Football patrons Alison Moore, Debbie White and Cathy Vanderweide were on hand as the WAFC and School Sport WA launched the WAFC Schoolgirls Cup competition at Patersons Stadium in March 2012.

Until recently, girls have had limited opportunities to pursue their interest in the sport of Australian football.

The main aim of the secondary girl's competition is to provide a wide range of experiences to girls, who would not otherwise have the chance to be involved in the sport.

In particular, participation in the school competition will be an important step in girls becoming involved in the senior women's football competition.

It's interesting to note that the girls' football competition was established back in 1996 with the aims to:

  • Provide an alternative sport for girls
  • Promote girls in sport
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Enhance school / community links
  • Play with your peers
  • Build school pride

In 2012 the expected participation rate for females will be close to 90,000 participants.
 
The WAFC and School Sport WA wish all players coaches and volunteers the best of luck in this Year's WAFC Schoolgirls competition.

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