Western Ravens become the second team that will enter the 2022 AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership.
The Ravens will join the Central Shakers for the 2022 competition alongside another soon to be announced Premiership side.
With the growth in the Women’s game in a strong position, the 2022 AFLNZW Premiership will be a top level competition and will provide a format for the selection of athletes for progressively higher playing honours. The New Zealand Kahu have marked the 2023 International Cup as their debut tournament for the New Zealand senior women’s representative team.
The Ravens will align with two time AFLNZ Premiers, the Western Crows, with both sides working towards winning both the Men’s and Women’s competitions.
The Women’s Premiership will return for its third season in 2022 following on from the success of the past 2 years and will take place in conjunction with the current Men’s Premiership between February and April.
The female competition will provide the perfect environment for girls transitioning from the Youth Competition formats to senior football and is the next step in finalising the pathway for women to participate in AFL within New Zealand.
Players will be selected from:
- Current Kahu Youth Girls
- New Zealand Representatives
- AFL New Zealand Academy
- Secondary Schools AFL Cup
- Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington Women Leagues
The Ravens and Shakers will be joined by one more team, which will be announced in the coming days.
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