As the popularity of women's football continues to rise, more opportunities for girls to develop their skills from a young age are emerging.
Albury's Girls Auskick program is about to head into it's second year after attracting over 20 budding footballers to the program in 2019.
The four week program will run on Mondays from 3:45pm to 5pm at Noreuil Park Oval and caters for girls as young as five.
AFL Riverina Albury Murray development coordinator Chloe Beck said the program aims to set girls up for future pathways.
"There's so many opportunities for girls now and the pathways have been fantastic," Beck said.
"They can go from Auskick into junior footy and then senior footy in the area.
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"Everyone starts from somewhere, so just getting the kids in and having fun and being active and familiar with footy is the goal.
"Hopefully it's fun first, and if they can learn something, that's great."
While girls have previously had the opportunity to play Auskick alongside the boys, Beck said the clinic aims to introduce girls to the sport in a tailored way.
"It's the opportunity to be in a comfortable environment with other girls who maybe haven't had the same opportunities as the boys in the past," Beck said.
"It's taking that intimidation factor out."
The program will focus on drills and games to help with skills and will run from March 16 to April 6.
Anyone interested in the program can register via the play.afl website under Albury- Girls Auskick.
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