Girls AFL

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

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

In 2021 we have teams playing in

Juniors

Under 10YG – Coach: Michael Lumley, Manager: TBC

Under 12YG – Coach: Ivan Bate, Manager: TBC

Youth

Under 14YG – Coach: Jono Ladmore, Assistant Coach: Greg Byrne, Manager: TBC

Under 16YG – Coach; Greg Byrne, Assistant Coach: Jono Ladmore, Manager: TBC

Under 18YG – Coach: Greg Byrne, Assistant Coach: Ian Wilkins, Manager: TBC

Contact: girls@lanecovecats.com

Training

Pre-season training has started on Wednesday afternoons from 5pm for 1 hour. Season Training sessions are run on Wednesdays from 5pm at Blackman Park.

Season 2021 Games

The season is due to start on 18th April 2021… Home games are held on 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

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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