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.

Auskick

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 – we had 36 in 2023 & anticipate more in 2024. 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 2016 – 2019), please contact one of our Auskick Co-ordinators, Brendan Limbrey at auskick@hornsbyberowraeagles.com or 0408 219 187.

Girls Junior Football Teams

For girls in the junior football teams, the girls competitions in Sydney run in under 9 (effectively combined u8/u9), under 11 (u10/u11), under 13 (u12/u13), under 15 (u14/u15) & under 17 (u16/u17) 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 (please note that the age groups were of even age & are changing to odd age groups in 2024). All of the North West Lightning teams trained once a week on a Wednesday in 2023 – details of 2024 training is still TBC.

In 2024, there is a new U9 girls only competition being launched. Previously the youngest girls only age group was U10s. This new U9s age group is open to girls born in 2015, 2016 & even 2017. Please click her for specific information relating to this age group.

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 2023, Hornsby Berowra Eagles had 44 girls register and participate in the various North West Lightning teams (& 1 opting to play in a mixed Hornsby Berowra Eagles junior team). This represented an increase of 41% compared to 2022 in girls registering through our club.

Girls football fees for the 2024 season are $200 . These fees are discounted compared to boys fees which are $250 from 1 Feb, as an incentive to get more girls playing Australian Rules Football. These fees are the same as they were in 2023 – the club is very aware of cost of living pressures & has done whatever it can to keep registration costs down & as a result registration costs have been able to be kept unchanged!

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 2007 – 2016),  please contact our Girls Co-ordinators at girls@hornsbyberowraeagles.com

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