As the female player pathway develops in each state and territory there are some like Megan Hunt who canít wait for city growth to catch on in the country.
So what do you do if you havenít got a competition to play in? Get one started!
In isolated Gladstone, Megan inspired her underage league to get a four-team competition up and running in 2011 just for females.
Hunt has played over 110 games of AFL through juniors (with the boys) and now women's. In that time, and despite her isolation from Brisbane, she has captured the eyes of the Queensland selectors and has been a key player in their 16s schoolgirls and three youth girls campaigns.
"I try and model my game on Scott Pendlebury of Collingwood," said Hunt. "I also get great advice from my female hero, Katie Brennan. I hope one day to follow in her foot steps and become an open age All Australian player."
About being a member of an elite Academy Hunt said, "Itís such a great feeling knowing I'm in this Academy with the best footballers in Australia. Itís going to be such a good experience. I made this Academy a goal so I couldnít be happier!"
If Hunt continues to develop her skills she will be just as revered on the football field as her idol Pendlebury.