Eastern Health has teamed up with the Eastern Football League and AFL Outer East to help encourage “Getting Girls In” – an initiative to increase participation in women’s football in the eastern region.
This is a huge time of year for interest in AFL and often this translates to many people looking for ways to become involved with their local club.
Australian Rules Football is a fantastic way to stay active, keep fit, make lasting friendships and be part of a team and local sporting community.
With the popularity of the AFLW growing, it’s an exciting time for girls and women to get involved – and we are working together to ensure there are clear pathways for females to get involved in their local clubs.
If you’re part of a local football club and want to start a women’s team, but don’t know where to go, join us at the Getting Girls In event on Wednesday 16 October from 6-8pm at the Ferntree Gully Football Club.
You’ll hear advice from Carlton AFLW player, Charlotte Wilson, as well as representatives from successful clubs, Blackburn, SBL Wolves, Boronia and Wantirna South.
Nicole Kimpton, Health Promotion Officer, Eastern Health