Not only was Sunday Mother’s day, it also marked a significant milestone in the history of AFL Northern Rivers Juniors.
The Tweed Coast Tigers hosted the inaugural round of the Under 12 Girls competition at Round Mountain Oval, Pottsville.
This is the first time AFLNRJ has implemented an all-girls competition, with round one seeing 40 excited girls from four Clubs showing off their skills and knowledge of the game.
“It was fabulous to see the hard work by the Northern Rivers AFL community pay off, with so many girls signing up to play club Football,” said AFL Northern Rivers Regional Manager Trent Ryan.
Sunday was a fantastic spectacle, only scraping the surface of what’s to come in terms of Girls Football on the Northern Rivers.
“The modified rules allow for the different elements of the game to be progressively introduced to the girls at a level appropriate to their needs and development.”
To top off the morning, AFLNRJ provided all girls with a rose to give to their mothers after the game, as a token of love and appreciation on Mother’s day.
All of the Under 12 girls are back at club training this week in preparation for round two at Mortimer Oval, Lismore this Sunday at 9:30am.
For any Girls aged 10-12 wanting to join in the fun, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. To view more pictures, check out the AFL Northern Rivers Juniors facebook page.