Thirteen teams have already registered for the inaugural AFLQ Flash Footy Tournament, and are on the look out for players.
Female teams from Alexandra Hills, Bond University, Burleigh, Coolangatta-Tweed, Ipswich Cats, Ipswich Eagles, Jindalee, Maroochydore, Moreton Bay, Nambour, UQ, Yeronga and Zillmere have all committed to the tournament, being held at Bond University on February 27.
AFLQ Flash Footy is a one-day, fast paced, modified game with reduced playing numbers that caters for all skill levels.
Three tournaments across the year will consist of three divisions – competitive, amateur and social – catering for participants from the QWAFL and QWAFA, as well as players completely new to the game.
What makes Flash Footy unique is the social environment that will be created.
There will be music, skills clinics, food and drink, and chill out areas for everyone to enjoy.
AFL Queensland Community Club Development Manager for the QFA and Female Football, Fiona Jones called on anyone interested to register with a club.
“With so many clubs already registered, it is really important now that we encourage as many people as possible to come and play,” Jones said.
“It doesn’t matter what their experience levels are, this is the tournament for them to get involved with a club and have a go.”
“It’s fantastic that we can co-ordinate a tournament that allows everyone the opportunity to play, no matter how much footy they have played before.”
Registrations for the first tournament at Bond University will close on February 17.
To register your interest in playing for a club, click HERE
To register your club, or for more information, you can contact Fiona Jones
About AFLQ Flash Footy
- Women (Turning 17 years or older in 2016)
- QWAFL clubs
- QWAFA clubs
- Clubs that have expressed interest in fielding QWAFA in 2016
- Participants will be registered to a club team and play in club colours (whether they end up playing for that club in QWAFA/QWAFL), rather than creating a random group (as in AFL 9s) – therefor promoting our community football clubs
- 3 x One-day tournaments through the year
- Multiple divisions (Div. 1 – QWAFL and invitational, Div. 2 – QWAFA and second QWAFL teams and Div. 3 – new QWAFA and social teams)
- Multiple games on one day
- Twilight finals for each division, played on the day
- Modified field
- Modified rules
- Div. 1 (7-a-side, with up to 3 interchange) and Div. 2 and 3 (9-a-side, with up to 3 interchange), high rotation
- Fast paced, fun
- Provide a game that caters for high level skills as well as introductory level
- Provide opportunity for clubs to be involved in female football/work to fielding a Senior team, with less commitment and cost
- Showcase different levels of female football
- Showcase clubs involved