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The Dolphins are offering a fantastic opportunity for female players of all ages to grow their skills in Australian Rules Football.
Youth Girls Footy At The Dolphins
Through qualified and skilled coaching, we aim that our Dolphins Youth Girls Teams have a strong pathway to continuously improve skills, develop as sportspeople, and establish new friendships.
From the Auskick program or entering the club at a junior or senior level, we welcome all players.
The AFL Youth Girls programme is custom made for young females of all abilities and aspirations, Youth Girls is an ideal progression from either NAB AFL Auskick or the mixed competition – or anyone new can join! It provides an opportunity to play in an all-girl competition within a club environment.
Girls are welcomed enthusiastically in junior football with new all female teams starting up all over Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Youth Girls matches for the Frankston & District Junior Football League are played on Sundays from April to September.
Girls, if you’re interested in getting involved and playing footy for the Dolphins, register your interest now!
Female Football Pathways
|Under 12||Under 15||Youth Girls|
|Players||15-18 a side plus up to 6 interchange. 21 player in total. 11 players needed to start an official match.||15-18 a side plus up to 6 interchange. 21 player in total. 11 players needed to start an official match.||15-18 a side plus up to 6 interchange. 21 player in total. 11 players needed to start an official match.|
|Maximum ground sizes, Use of zones||Full Size||Full Size||Full Size|
|Match Length||4x12 min 1/4 and 3/4 time-5min 1/2 time-10mins||4x12 min 1/4 and 3/4 time-5min 1/2 time-10mins||4x12 min 1/4 and 3/4 time-5min 1/2 time-10mins|
|Contact||Tackling is permitted (no sling tackling)||Full tackling is permitted||Full tackling is permitted|
|The Ball||Synthetic or leather size 3||Synthetic size 4||Synthetic or leather size 4|
|Umpiring||1 field, 2 goal and 2 boundry umpires. Club/association||1 field, 2 goal and 2 boundry umpires. Club/association||1 field, 2 goal and 2 boundry umpires. Club/association|
|Marking||A mark is awarded when a player catches the ball directly from another players kick that has travelled at least 10 metres||A mark is awarded, irrespective of the distance the ball has travelled, to any player who ctaches it or makes a reasonable attempt to mark it||A mark is awarded when a player catches the ball directly from another players kick that has travelled at least 15 metres|
|Out of Bounds||Boundry throw-in||As per laws of Australian Football||As per laws of Australian Football|
|Kicking off the ground||Not permitted unless accidental||Not permitted unless accidental||Not permitted unless accidental|
| Stealing/ Smothering/
Female Football Match Guide:
Full details of Girls Footy can be found in the AFL Female Football Match Guide here:
We Are Currently Seeking Youth Girls Players
For more information please contact our Registrar Rachael Mahoney to register your interest for 2019 season.
Registrar: Rachael Mahoney