Female Footy Frenzy events to take off around the country

The first Female Footy Frenzy took place in Christchurch, Hagley Park (Carlton Corner) on Sunday March 3rd 2019.


The Female Footy Frenzy events are a starting point for those new to the game and have a strong influence on social experiences.

The sessions also include a focus on the fundamental skills and rules of the game and most importantly, participants will enjoy a game of AFL football.

For those interested in the Female Footy Frenzy events, click the link below to fill out an expression of interest where further information will be forwarded.

Women’s footy will come alive on March 31st 2019 as QBE Stadium will host the commencement of the inaugural AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership.

The Women’s Premiership will take place in conjunction with the current Men’s Premiership and will be an historic occasion as female footy continues to grow across the country.

Initial Premiership squads will be selected and announced on the 22nd of March via the AFL New Zealand website.

From the Canterbury Footy Frenzy Event, four individuals from the 30 that participated have been selected to travel to Auckland to participate in the inaugural AFL New Zealand Women’s Premiership match on March 31st 2019 as QBE Stadium.

AFL New Zealand Coordinator Olivia McFarlane and Canterbury Regional Coach Adam Clarke, were extremely happy with the results of the event.

Further participants are expected to be invited from the Dunedin training squad currently moving through their paces under the watchful eye of Otago Regional Coach, Reyne Westbury.

“We have a number of girls from the New Zealand Kahu that are now studying in Dunedin and this has added to the quality of our sessions. The newcomers to the Otago squad have adapted quickly and are matching or progressing towards the skill sets of their more experienced New Zealand representative team mates. I’m looking forward to a good number of our squad attending the AFLNZW Premiership match on the 31st of March.”

Female and Male players from the Otago region had a combined training session over the weekend.

Final teams will be announced at the Women’s Premiership launch at Millennium Institute of Sport on March 30th where both sides will come together for a meet and greet.

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
  • Female Footy Frenzy events

Future Female Footy Frenzy Events to be held in all New Zealand regions with dates to be confirmed.