Girls get a foot in

Gol Gol’s Elly Pantazopoulos gets a kick away under pressure from Werrimull’s Amelia Mitchell in the AFL Sunraysia Junior Girls competition on Monday afternoon. The junior competition has been created to help continue women’s football push into the Sunraysia region. Picture: Louise Barker

Gol Gol’s Elly Pantazopoulos gets a kick away under pressure from Werrimull’s Amelia Mitchell in the AFL Sunraysia Junior Girls competition on Monday afternoon. The junior competition has been created to help continue women’s football push into the Sunraysia region. Picture: Louise Barker

THE Sunraysia junior girls’ football competition will keep women’s football viable in the region into the future, AFL Victoria says.

AFL Sunraysia game development co-ordinator Sam Bice said the two-week-old Monday competition for girls aged 11-15 was already showing signs it could boost numbers in the Sunraysia 

Women’s Football League in the next two years.

“I’ve noticed we’ve got quite a lot of older junior girls, a lot of them are 13 to 14, so it will only be two years max and a lot of these girls will be in our women’s competition,” she said.

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