Junior NFNL Football

Junior Australian Rules Football

Proud to again be fielding  teams in the 2024 NFNL junior girls competition, as well as our girls-only Auskick Program

When is the 2024 junior footy season?

Our teams compete in the NFNL and the Junior season for all teams kicks off in April. The season runs for 14 rounds through to August with byes / public holidays, followed by finals should your team make it. All games are on Sundays.

We do take expressions of interest to play throughout the season, for more info please contact [email protected].

Where can I see the fixtures?

Team fixtures are found here – NFNL Fixture, Results & Ladders.

Scroll down to Sunday for our 2024 teams U10 and U12 Red, U14 Red & U16 Red
and U18 teams.

When and where is training?

All training is held at our home ground, AH Capp Reserve, Halwyn Crescent, West Preston.

2024 Training times are:

  • U10s & U12s Tuesdays 5.15-6.15pm
  • U14s Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm, Thursdays 5.30-6.30pm
  • U16s & U18s Wednesdays and Fridays 5.30-7pm

What is the playing format for girls footy?

Training provides a mix of skills, drills, and fun, small sided games. Under 10s and 12s play on a reduced ground, with modified rules. U14s, U16s, U18s play on a full ground with modified rules. Specialist skill development is provided to teams through our Darebin Falcons “AFLW Player in Residence”, former Falcon, now Carlton AFLW player, Jess Dal Pos.

What level of commitment is required?

Australian Rules footy is a team sport. The players develop their skills while enjoying playing the game with their peers and there is a strong emphasis on teamwork. Attendance at every training session is not compulsory, however players are encouraged to try to make it to as many sessions as possible.

Who are the coaches?

The team and assistant coaches will hold the relevant Auskick, Junior, Youth, or Senior level 1 or 2 coaching qualification, as well as valid Working with Children Checks.

Is there a uniform?

For junior footy programs, jerseys are $68. Shorts are $34 and socks $18. Players from all teams except for U10s are required to have a home (blue) and away (red) pair of shorts.

Falcons’ hoodies, training tops, bags and other merchandise in adults and kids sizes are also available to purchase from the club.

What is the cost per player?

Our fees are kept as low as possible to enable girls to play affordable sport. 2024 fees are:

  • Under 10s and 12s – $185
  • Under 14s – $225
  • Under 16s and U18s – $250

There is also a $28 Junior levy applied by the NFNL that appears on registration. Flexible payment options are available through Play HQ when you register.

If the cost of sport is a barrier for your family please contact us to discuss flexible payment options. Fees will be set at the start of the season.

What do the fees include?

  • All coached junior training sessions and games at the Darebin Women’s Sports Club
  • Junior NFNL membership & insurance
  • Junior equipment & other club costs (eg balls, goals, council fees, rates, electricity, etc)
  • Specialist skill development through our AFLW Player in Residence
  • Jumper presentation and team dinner


Are there any additional expenses?

  • Mouthguard (we use softer balls & will play with minimal contact, however these are recommended)
  • Footy boots (provides safety during muddy / slippery conditions)

What if my child also plays soccer with the Falcons?

For players who are registered as a soccer player at the Falcons but want to play occasional Australian Rules games as well, the club waives the registration fee to the NFNL levy of $28. Players will still be required to purchase a uniform.

Why do you need volunteers?

As a community club we aim to keep our fees low and subsidise many of the running costs through fundraising. We ask that each family will assist throughout the season with game day jobs such as sports trainer / first aid, Goal umpire, boundary umpire, team manager, umpire escort, or assisting in the canteen or at a sausage sizzle, etc. Without volunteers our community club can’t function!

Are parents required to stay during training sessions?

Darebin Women’s Sports Club advises parents to stay during training. We are a community club with activities run by volunteers, operating in a public park next to the creek. In winter trainings will take place under lights when it becomes dark in the surrounding area. While all care will be taken to ensure the safety of children and some safety measures have been put in place, the club is not set up to guarantee safety at all times. Therefore, we advise that if you are concerned, please remain at the session with your children to supervise. All players should be picked up from the grassed area in front of the clubrooms. If your child is taking themselves home from training you must let your coach know prior to the session that they will be leaving by themselves.


New and returning players – register now on PlayHQ.

Junior player registrations must be set up by parents or carers – see here for instructions – DWSC – Junior Footy – How to register – Parent Carer

Players requiring a transfer – please contact Falcons footy
registrar at [email protected]. Your family name, date of Birth and previous Club name are required to submit the transfer application.

If you have any troubles, please contact us to register your daughter’s interest to play and for more information.


Auskick Program

All-girls Auskick begins in April 2024.

NAB AFL Auskick is an introductory program and is the best fun kids can have being active! In weekly sessions kids will explore the world of AFL, building football skills and playing in a safe and super fun setting. Expect small groups, heaps of games and parent/guardian involvement. 

Children can start playing NAB AFL Auskick in the year that they turn 5. Children can participate in Auskick until they are 12. For further information email [email protected] or check out the Auskick FAQs on the PlayAFL website.