The Gabba turned pink recently as the AFL and the Brisbane Lions recognised the fantastic achievements of women in the AFL.
The AFL’s Women’s Round aims to recognise the efforts of females in the wider AFL community.
The NAB AFL Auskick half time activities during the Brisbane Lions and Richmond Tigers match saw over 100 girls celebrating the AFL’s Women’s Round.
The winners from Brisbane’s Carol Berry Cup girls’ competition were invited to participate, along with a number of girls who have been attending NAB AFL Auskick centres throughout Brisbane.
Auskick Coordinators also wore specially made pink shirts to celebrate the occasion.
“The AFL’s Women’s Round is a fantastic initiative which allows us to recognise the fantastic contribution females make to our sport,” said Queensland State Auskick Coordinator Stuart Seager.
“Having over 100 girls running out onto the Gabba to play football is also a real highlight for our female Auskick participants.”
Female participation in AFL Auskick programs has increased in recent years with female participants receiving pink footballs and back packs.
Females now account for around a quarter of participants throughout AFL Queensland’s Auskick programs with more than 5000 girls expected to participate in the program in 2011.
Photo courtesy of Alexander Bush