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. In 2022 we had 21 girls registered in our Auskick program representing over a third of all our Auskick participants. 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 our Auskick Co-ordinator, 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 2022, the North West Lightning alliance is fielding 1 x u10 team, 2 x u12 teams, 1 x u14 team, 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.
In 2022, Hornsby Berowra Eagles had 31 girls register and participate in the various North West Lightning teams. This represented an increase in over 20% compared to 2021 in girls registering through our club.
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, 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 Leanne Coopman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0450 423 002.