At Hornsby Berowra Eagles we have an ongoing commitment to grow & support girls football from Auskick right through the junior football grades. Girls football definitely is growing & we are seeing this with the consistent growth in our playing numbers year on year. The playing options for girls at the club are as follows.
Girls aged 4-8 are welcome & encouraged to join our Auskick program, which runs at Rofe Park every Sunday morning through the football season. The girls generally complete activities & play games in small groups of other girls of similar age. It is known that keeping girls together, even from an early age, increases participation and enjoyment. We have an ever growing number of girls in our Auskick program – currently 25 girls are registered in 2023, up from 21 in 2022.. We accept Auskick registrations right through the football season. Click here for more information about Auskick. To register your daughter for Auskick click here.
For queries relating to girls participating in our Auskick program (girls born 2015 – 2018), please contact one of our Auskick Co-ordinators, Brendan Limbrey at email@example.com or 0408 219 187.
Girls Junior Football Teams
For girls in the junior football teams, the girls competitions in Sydney run in under 10 (effectively combined u9/u10), under 12 (u11/u12), under 14 (u13/u14), under 16 (u15/u16) & under 18 (u17/u18) age groups, with games played on a Sunday. The age group for your daughter, is the age in which she turns in the current calendar year. As a club, we have entered into an alliance with 2 other local junior football clubs, namely Westbrook & Pennant Hills junior football clubs, to form the North West Lightning! The benefit of having an alliance such as this is that we have the depth of players & coaches, as well as the support of 3 fantastic junior football clubs. With the girls teams being formed from players from 3 junior football clubs, training & games are typically shared between the home grounds of the 3 clubs forming the alliance.
In 2023, the North West Lightning alliance will field 2 x u10 teams, 1 x u12 team, 2 x u14 teams, 2 x u16 teams & 1 x u18 team. All of the North West Lightning teams are training once a week on a Wednesday at present.
Further information about the North West Lightning Girls teams can be found at the North West Lightning website.
Mixed Junior Football Teams
Girls also have the option of joining one of our Hornsby Berowra Eagles junior football teams and playing along with boys of the same age. This is possible only up until u12s.
Number of girls playing junior football & Registration Information
In 2022, Hornsby Berowra Eagles had 31 girls register and participate in the various North West Lightning teams (none opting to play in mixed junior teams). This represented an increase in over 20% compared to 2021 in girls registering through our club. There has again been growth in our girls numbers in 2023, with 39 girls currently registered being a 26% increase on last season!.
Girls football fees for the 2023 season are $200. These fees are discounted compared to boys fees which are $250, as an incentive to get more girls playing Australian Rules Football.
If you are interested in playing AFL for a North West Lightning team (or mixed Hornsby Berowra Eagles team), you need to register via the Hornsby Berowra Eagles junior football registration link – click here.
For queries relating to girls football (girls born 2005 – 2014), please contact our Girls Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org