Youth Girls AFL

The Lane Cove Cats enter teams in the Greater Sydney Juniors AFL competition. More information on the GSJ can be found at www.aflgsj.com.au.

In 2019 we plan to have teams playing in Under 10YG, Under 12YG, Under 14YG and Under 16YG divisions. More details on these teams can be found be clicking through the Youth Girls menu at the top of the page.

We also a relationship with North Ryde Dockers which allows us to place girls in a joint venture U18 team.

Training sessions are run on Wednesdays from 5pm at Blackman Park. Home games are held on either the new synthetic oval (Blackman Park No 1 & 2) or the newly upgraded turf field (Blackman Park 3 & 4). Away games are at a variety of North Shore clubs. The majority of games are played on Sunday morning, with some games on Friday night under lights.

Games mirror the same format of the boys junior competition. The team size is a minimum 9 and a maximum of 12 (or 15 for U16YG), on a 110m long field (same as U9-11 boys).  Tackling is modified for ages 12 and under.

If your daughter is interested in playing in this competition, please email Greg Byrne (Youth Girls Coordinator) at girls@lanecovecats.com.

Fixtures

For all junior competition teams, head to our “Results & Fixture” page for more details.

Youth Girls Rules

U10U12U14U16U18
Playing field100m100-140m120m – FullFull Length x 90 metre widthFull Length x 90 metre width


 Ball SizeSize 2 synthetic ballSize 3 synthetic/leather ball Size 3 leather ballSize 4 leather ballSize 4 leather ball
 Team9 min 12 max, with any number of reserves.


9 min 12 max, with 6 on the bench.9 min 12 max, with 6 on the bench.


12 min 16 max, with 6 on the bench. 12 min 16 max, with 6 on the bench.


 Playing Time4 x 10 min quarters4 x 13 min quarters 4 x 15 min quarters4 x 15 min quarters4 x 16 min quarters
 TacklingPlayers can perform a modified tackle.
As per the Laws of Australian Football. As per the Laws of Australian Football.As per the Laws of Australian Football.As per the Laws of Australian Football.
 Kicking off the GroundNot permitted unless accidental.Not permitted unless accidental. As per the Laws of Australian Football.As per the Laws of Australian Football.As per the Laws of Australian Football.
ZonesThree zones. Only forwards can score.NoNoNoNo

For more details, read the AFL Sydney Juniors By-Laws here.

Fixtures

For all junior competition teams, head to our “Results & Fixture” page for more details.