Girls wanting to try their hand at Aussie rules football will have further opportunity next season with the Female Football league introducing an under-14's competition.
Over 350 players registered with the league in 2019 across seven clubs, with the new age group set to continue the progression.
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"It's vital that we provide a younger, all female, entry level where young girls can learn and develop their skills and knowledge of the game, where the focus is on development and fun rather than winning," AFL NEB female league manager Matthew Elliott said.
The under-14's will play using modified rules and ground sizes, while the under-16 division will become under-17's, allowing for a three year age catchment.
A series of 'Girls Come N Try' programs will run during November and December to help prepare players.