Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Victoria’s female football pathway will have a new look in 2017 with a host of new women's competitions to be established in local leagues across the state.

The community league competitions will replace the current Victorian Women's Football League (VWFL) competition, providing a more localised structure for clubs into the future.

The VWFL’s 47 clubs and 60 teams will be integrated into neighbouring community league structures, with a further 80 clubs registering an interest to join their local women’s competition in 2017.

AFL Victoria CEO Steven Reaper said that the extraordinary growth in women’s football across all levels in the state has allowed community leagues to launch their own female competitions.

“Since 2014 we have experienced a growth of 100 new female teams each season which is an indication of the sheer enormity behind Australia’s fastest growing sport,” he said.

“It’s fantastic to see both regional and metropolitan community leagues embrace women’s football with many already establishing Youth Girls divisions in their region.

“Localised resources will now also help further develop the game in each region which will add further support and focus to women's football.”

After consultation with community leagues, clubs have embraced the new competition structure with 10 leagues to manage women’s football competitions in 2017, including all six metropolitan community leagues.

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