The Northern Football Netball League celebrates the outstanding contribution of women to our league this International Women’s Day.
The NFNL is extremely proud of the significant role women have made, and continue to make, to our league and member clubs.
Never has there been a stronger female presence within the NFNL, than there is today.
Females amounted for 31 percent of the league’s registered players in 2018, with 1,999 female footballers and 1,086 netballers participating last year.
Our junior football program includes girls’ competitions at the Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 age groups, while our senior women’s football competition already boasts three divisions, despite entering only its third season.
One of the league’s greatest achievement in recent years has been the pathway created for female footballers to play with their home club all the way through juniors and then into senior football.
Our netball competition remains one of the leading netball competitions in Victoria, with the competition consisting 11 sections during the winter season, and five sections during the summer season.
It is a source of great pride that in recent years women have enjoyed equal opportunity to represent the league at interleague level.
Our open and under-19 interleague netballers remain undefeated in the four years they have been representing the league, while we are delighted to field female representative football teams at both senior and junior level.
The strong presence of women isn’t confined to just the playing field.
Women are well represented at both staff and board level, while our clubs have long had strong female presence in both committee and administration positions.
On Intentional Women’s Day, the NFNL and its member clubs celebrate the role women have played in shaping our competition.
We are more committed than ever to nurturing opportunities for women to pursue their dreams on and off the sporting field.
Happy International Women’s Day.