New exciting pathway for Female coaches

With the surge of interest in female AFL participation, the need for accompanied growth in female coaching, umpiring and management is an important element.


A new over 16 Women’s grade was announced yesterday commencing in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in October this year along with today’s announcement of the 2019 AFLW New Zealand Premiership.

QBE Stadium in Auckland will host the commencement of the inaugural competition and the scheduled matches will commence in March 2019 and take place in conjunction with the current male competition.

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.

The support that is provided by AFL New Zealand to assist development for those who have an interest in female participation, can provide a rewarding pathway for coaches, umpires and management.

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