Coast kicks goal for youth girls footy

The 2015 AFL Sunshine Coast Youth Girls Cup has again provided the Coast with an epic day of school footy.

With 270 players, across 26 teams from 11 different schools, congregating at Maroochydore Multi-Sports Complex on Tuesday March 10 for this year’s carnival, the AFL Sunshine Coast Development Staff had everything in place to contribute to a successful event.

AFL Sunshine Coast Development Officer and Youth Girls Cup Coordinator, Rohan Briggs said he was happy with team numbers and believed the opportunity to transition participants to club footy was greater than ever.

“It really is a great event and this year we really wanted to ramp up the off-field activities to keep the girls entertained between games and really show them that AFL can be a sport they play every weekend,” Briggs said.

“Having the #girlsplaytoo tent with photo booth, zinc spot and information stand was a great addition to the day and every time I looked there was always a group of girls dressing up for photos or covering their faces in zinc.”

On the field it was evident that the girls had been kicking the footy around at lunch time with the improvement encouraging, especially to AFL Queensland Female Participation Manager, Breeanna Brock.

“The AFL Sunshine Coast Junior League has the highest Youth Girls participation and competitions like this are vital to keep that competition sustainable,” Brock said.

“Today has been a great day for girls footy with everyone getting a kick and having loads of fun which is what playing sport is all about.

“Having the AFLQ Information tent was great for the girls to be able to access all additional information and have their photos taken.”

You can check out all of the photo booth action from the AFLQ Girls Play Too Instagram account – Click Here

And all of the photos from the day are on the AFL Sunshine Coast Youth Girls Facebook Page – Click Here

If you want to play Club Footy in 2015 it is not too late to register, head to for more information.

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