The rise of AFLW in 2017 has opened up a new era in Australian Rules Football.
The inaugural season was a major success with the Adelaide Football Club winning the first AFLW premiership and opened the door for a new wave of female footballers.
The Great Southern Football League has tapped into this success with promotion of the 2018 season seeing a growth in teams competing.
The Great Southern Football League Women’s competition will grow in 2018 with an increase in teams from four to eight.
The four new clubs will include Yankalilla, Goolwa/Port Elliot, Mount Compass and McLaren.
They will join Strathalbyn, Victor Harbor, Encounter Bay and Willunga, which were the first four teams to compete in GSFLW 2017.
The eight team competition will have 220 players to more than 500 players and will start on March 18. It will be a 10 week competition for premiership points and then a grand final.
Full GSFLW is the stepping stone to the South Australian National Football League.
The GSFLW promotes its elite and promising talent to follow the pathway through the local league and onto South Adelaide and Glenelg.
The GSFLW will have three levels of competition – under 13, under 16 and open.
The Great Southern Football League is recognising the importance of women’s football with the appointments of Grant Levy and Andrew Batten on its executive. Terry Corcoran is secretary of GSFLW.
Adelaide Crows premiership player and All Australian in 2017 Courtney Cramey has accepted the position of the number one ticket holder for the Willunga Women’s football team and conducted two trainings at the club.
Now is the time to register an interest in one of the fastest and most exciting growing sports in the country.
Contacts for clubs in GSFLW are Terry Corcoran (Willunga – 0439 080 387), Lauren Dart (Goolwa/Port Elliot – 0423 465 123), Jamie Lang (Encounter Bay – 0433 879 580), Margaret Acton (Mount Compass – 0408 898 124), Tracey Wilson (Yankalilla – 0438 392 076), Greg East (Victor Harbor – 0428 847 792), Alecia Commane (McLaren – 0450 905 108) and Darcy Springhall (Strathalbyn – 0430 926 345).