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Females getting involved in footy at Curtin

[Posted: 26 Mar 2018]

The Curtin University Wesley Tigers Football Club are one of 16 clubs entering a team in the inaugural Perth amateur women's competition this season.

Dramatic increases in the participation rate of females in the sport have been taking place in WA over the past few years from the junior level up.

The club are very proud to be participating in the first ever West Australian Amateur Football League women's competition in 2018.

The team has been training twice a week since the end of January ahead of the season commencing on April 29.

Coach Martin Edmunds said he noticed a great deal of interest in women's football with close to 50 girls attending training during pre season.

"The team has now played two practice games against rival clubs and have demonstrated that they will be extremely competitive in the season ahead," he said.

"There will be 15 other teams competing in the new league in season 2018 and the Curtin University Wesley team is looking very competitive and the players are all very keen to start the season.

"The team has a very diverse range of members at the moment and new players are always welcome to come down and join.

"There are a number of girls that have played football recently throughout the South West as well as lots of players from season 2017 that have returned to the club.

"The team also has a number of players that are completely new to football in 2018, including some international Curtin students that are getting involved and have been training really well."

New players are welcome to join the club and no experience is required.

The team trains on Monday and Thursday nights at South Oval, Curtin University.

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The Curtin University Wesley Tigers Womens team in 2017.

The amateur women's competition is an important addition to the Women's AFL competition and the Western Australian Women's Football League.

Find out more about how the rising female participation rates changing grassroots footy in WA in the article in the West Australian.