After a false start due to the rain last weekend, the wait is finally over as QWAFA action gets underway this weekend.
The Queensland Women’s Amateur Football Association (QWAFA) is a female AFL competition for new and developing players.
QWAFA provides females the opportunity to learn the game, play socially, or develop their skills before moving into the QWAFL.
Three new teams, in Jindalee, Burleigh and Bond University will make their debut in the competition this weekend as it continues to grow.
Three new teams provides three unknowns, so all eyes will be on how they perform early in the season.
Reigning premier Moreton Bay will be there abouts again as the club continues to go from strength to strength.
Zillmere will be looking to go one better in 2015 after coming close in 2014 and UQ will be right in the hunt this year after a positive season last year.
AFL Queensland Women’s competitions coordinator Marnie McGorm is thrilled by the makeup of the competition this year.
“We had a fantastic inaugural season in 2014, welcoming 5 teams into the competition: Moreton Bay, Zillmere, Western Magpies, University of Queensland and Ipswich,” McGorm said.
“While Western Magpies and Ipswich did not return in 2015, we were very excited to welcome Bond University, Jindalee and Burleigh into the competition.
“The new teams have provided a greater reach of the competition, now expanding down into the Gold Coast. On top of that, all clubs have since an increase in numbers, with more female footballers being attracted to the QWAFA competition style.”
Games will get underway this Saturday.