Camberwell Sharks Junior Football Club is passionate about girls football and girls being active in our community. Our passion has seen our girls football grow over 400% over the past few seasons to eight girls only teams in Season 2020.
We have our Camberwell Sharks Auskick Centre, held at our home ground, Lynden Park every Saturday morning which currently has 23% female participation. This is a fun atmosphere where basic skills are taught from Kinder to Grade 3. We encourage all girls and boys to do a couple of years of Auskick before joining our Junior Football Club.
Our Summer Program has been running for the past few years and continues to be a huge success with over 50 girls aged 7yo to 17yo coming along each week to participate in the program. Due to Covid-19, this program may not be run again this year in November 2020, however we are determined to provide some form of program as we lead into Season 2021 (keep an eye on our Socials). The aim of our Summer program is to provide girls with a diverse range of activities to cater for all abilities and to learn to have fun on and off the field!
Our 2018 Season skyrocketed our girls footy with a jump from 28 registered female players in 2017 to over 100 girls registered in 2018, filling five girls only teams!
2019 Season we had six teams – Under 10s, Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 14s, Under 16s and Youth Girls.
2020 Season we increased again to eight teams for girls – Under 9s, Under 10s, Under 11s, Under 12s, Under 13s, Under 14s, Under 16s and Youth Girls.
Our coaches and team staff provide the girls with a safe, fun environment to learn and grow and to become resilient, strong girls both on and off the field.
Our girls had a successful 2019 Season with four teams making finals, three making it through to Prelims and our first girls team to make it to the Grand Finals – congratulations U11 Girls (Cox)!
For more information about Girls Footy and rules, head to the Yarra Junior Football League page HERE