junior Girls AFL

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

For the older age groups (U14 and above), girls transition to Macquarie, a new club alliance with North Ryde.

We are looking for additional people to help coach and train with the girls this year to expand the number of faces around the club. If you are interested please contact Greg Byrne, girls@lanecovecats.com

Age groups are organised into 2 year brackets in the Sydney competition. We would encourage any girl who has mastered the basics of Australian Rules via Auskick to give Junior AFL a go. The Under 10 age group play a modified game that is perfect for new girls to the sport. As the girls develop and move into older age groups, the restrictions are slowly removed.

  • Under 10YG (Lane Cove)
  • Under 12YG (Lane Cove)
  • Under 14YG (Macquarie)
  • Under 16YG (Macquarie)
  • Under 18YG (Macquarie)

Contact:

For U10 and U12 please contact Mic Lumley at girls@lanecovecats.com. For Under 14 and above, Greg Byrne is our youth girls coordinator (girls@macquariefc.com)

Training

Season Training sessions are run on Wednesdays at Blackman Park.

Season 2022 Games

The season is due to start on 3rd April 2022. Home games are held on the newly upgraded turf field, Steve Chisholm Oval (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.

Fixtures

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

Youth Girls Rules

U10U12U14U16U18
Playing field100m100-140m120m – FullFull Length x 90 metre widthFull Length x 90 metre width


 Ball SizeSize 2 synthetic ballSize 3 synthetic/leather ball Size 3 leather ballSize 4 leather ballSize 4 leather ball
 Team9 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 Time4 x 10 min quarters4 x 13 min quarters 4 x 15 min quarters4 x 15 min quarters4 x 16 min quarters
 TacklingPlayers 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 GroundNot 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.
ZonesThree zones. Only forwards can score.NoNoNoNo

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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