Youth Girls AFL

The Lane Cove Cats enters Youth Girls teams in the Greater Sydney Juniors AFL competition. More information on the GSJ can be found at www.aflgsj.com.au.

In 2020 we have teams playing in Under 10YG, Under 12YG, Under 14YG and Under 16YG divisions. More details on these teams can be found be clicking on each age division in the Youth Girls menu.

We also have a relationship with North Ryde Dockers which allows us to place girls in a joint venture U16 team.

Training sessions are run on Wednesdays from 5pm at Blackman Park. Home games are held on either the new synthetic oval (Blackman Park No 1 & 2) or the newly upgraded turf field (Blackman Park 3 & 4). Away games are at a variety of North Shore clubs. The majority of games are played on Sunday morning, with some games on Friday night under lights.

Games mirror the same format of the boys junior competition. The team size is a minimum 9 and a maximum of 12 (or 15 for U16YG), on a 110m long field (same as U9-11 boys).  Tackling is modified for ages 12 and under.

If your daughter is interested in playing in this competition, please email Greg Byrne (Youth Girls Coordinator) at girls@lanecovecats.com.au.

Fixtures

For all junior competition teams, head to our “Results & Fixture” page for more details.

Youth Girls Rules

U10 U12 U14 U16 U18
Playing field 100m 100-140m 120m – Full Full Length x 90 metre width Full Length x 90 metre width
 Ball Size Size 2 synthetic ball Size 3 synthetic/leather ball  Size 3 leather ball Size 4 leather ball Size 4 leather ball
 Team 9 min 12 max, with any number of reserves. 9 min 12 max, with 6 on the bench. 9 min 12 max, with 6 on the bench. 12 min 16 max, with 6 on the bench. 12 min 16 max, with 6 on the bench.
 Playing Time 4 x 10 min quarters 4 x 13 min quarters  4 x 15 min quarters 4 x 15 min quarters 4 x 16 min quarters
 Tackling Players can perform a modified tackle. As per the Laws of Australian Football.  As per the Laws of Australian Football. As per the Laws of Australian Football. As per the Laws of Australian Football.
 Kicking off the Ground Not permitted unless accidental. Not permitted unless accidental.  As per the Laws of Australian Football. As per the Laws of Australian Football. As per the Laws of Australian Football.
Zones Three zones. Only forwards can score. No No No No

For more details, read the AFL Sydney Juniors By-Laws here.

Fixtures

For all junior competition teams, head to our “Results & Fixture” page for more details.

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