Our Focused Youth Female Football Program

Updated: Jan 19

Yeronga Devils Youth Girls Australian Football Program

Our youth football program has been a centrepiece for growth and development over the past 5 years. This has resulted in significant growth in numbers and fielding teams now in almost all age groups. We recognised, however, that our youth girls space was not advancing at the same rate as our youth boys, and so, early in the offseason an enormous amount of work has been put into the youth girls football program to both understand our opportunities and address the areas we needed to improve. You can see an overview of the review, our outcomes and plan moving forward in the document below.

YJAFC Youth Girls Program
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One of our first commitments with the program was to secure, and ensure the development of, quality female coaches across our youth teams. We are thrilled to have locked in current AFLW Lions player Zimmie Farquharson as well as Emily Chapman, Christine Okesene and Monet Ferris for our youth coaching roles. AFLW player and lifetime junior Devil, Emily Bates will also be a part of our program as our youth girls mentor for representative players.

As an extension of this we are excited to be launching the Yeronga Devils Female Coaching Academy in 2022. Our new coaches are already being mentored by familiar faces and level two coaches in Helena McNaught and Joel Archbald. Helena will be continuing with the club in the role of community engagement, coaching mentor and talent identification. Joel will also continue to offer support to the program through mentoring our coaches in addition to his various roles in the junior program. We are excited to evolve this program throughout the year with the guidance and support from AFL Queensland. Watch our newsletter and social channels for more announcements.

If you have any questions about the program or perhaps some skills to offer please reach out to our Female Football Coordinator, Necole Wolf, on necolewolf@gmail.com.

Well done and thank you to everyone involved in getting this program established and up and running!