AFL Queensland is now fielding expression of interest applications for clubs wishing to introduce a senior women’s football team for the 2019 season.
The women’s space continues to be an exciting frontier in the Queensland football landscape as interest continues to grow across South-East Queensland.
In 2018, an unprecedented seven clubs fielded senior women’s football teams across the South-East’s divisions for the first time, causing a restructure to the footballing pyramid.
The former QWFA Division 2 competition was split into two separate North and South divisions to accommodate the influx of new teams and a similar level of interest is expected ahead of the 2019 season.
In total, 33 teams are currently competing in the 2018 season that comprise the four senior women’s competitions that play across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions.
AFL Queensland State Football Operations Manager, Barry Gibson, said the women’s space grown immensely over the past number of years.
“Already we have had a number of our clubs come forward and express their desire to field women’s teams either for the first time, or to field a club’s second team in the 2019 season, Gibson told aflq.com.au.
“Seven teams made the transition successfully this year and we look forward to helping those new teams do the same across the coming months in preparation for Round 1 next season.”
Expression of Interests for a senior women’s team in 2019 close on June 30, 2018.
For interested clubs, please contact AFL Queensland Women’s Competitions Manager, Joanna Main at Joanna.Main@afl.com.au.