AFL Queensland today announced a new South East Queensland female football tournament to debut in February this year.
The AFLQ Flash Footy Tournament is a one-day, multiple match, fast paced, modified game that caters for women of all skill levels.
The tournament is open to all community clubs, with senior female participants aged at least 16 years old.
The tournament will consist of three divisions – Division 1 (QWAFL and Invitational teams), Division 2 (QWAFL and QWAFA teams) and Division 3 (new QWAFA and social teams).
There will be a maximum of 24 teams in this tournament. Entry preference will be given to clubs entering their first team before multiple team entries are considered.
Three one-day tournaments will be held during the year, with the first scheduled for February 27 at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
Teams will play multiple games during the day, with twilight finals for each division.
The lowest division will be a non-tackling competition so that everyone of all skill level and football familiarity can have a kick.
What makes the Flash Footy Tournament 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, said the best thing about the Flash Footy Tournament is that everyone can 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,” she said.
“What’s also great is the opportunity for all community clubs to enter a team. Regardless of whether they have a current QWAFL or QWAFA team, all they need is 12 players to be able to register and participate.
“The whole event is going to have a fantastic atmosphere, both on and off the field.”
Registrations for the first tournament at Bond University are now open, and will close on Wednesday February 17.
The clubs already registered are UQ, Zillmere, Alexandra Hills, Ipswich Eagles, Bond University, Jindalee, Maroochydore and Yeronga.
To register your interest in playing for them, 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
The rules of the tournament can be found HERE