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Small and mighty – Mountain Creek Junior AFL Club

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Small and mighty – Mountain Creek Junior AFL Club

This year Mountain Creek Junior AFC is actively looking to field three teams just for girls.

With an ambitious recruitment program underway, the Mountain Creek Junior AFC is looking forward to another fun year of Australian Rules footy with more teams and more footy-loving families joining their growing club.

This emerging club has experienced exciting growth over the past two years and this year is actively looking to field three teams just for girls – U9s, U11s and U13s.

“We’re excited to be launching the program for girls this year, with an opportunity for a broad age group to play Australian Rules and achieve skills development. More girls are showing interest in this great sport and their participation is growing across the Sunshine Coast,” says club president, Steve Curnow.

“Our campaign ‘Girls love footy too’ is catering for girls between the ages of eight to 13 and these teams are an important part of our club’s future. The AFL are doing a great job supporting this development for girls’ participation and we support it whole-heartedly.”

Mountain Creek Junior AFC is an inclusive club that encourages boys and girls of all abilities to try Australian Rules, make new friends and learn skills for life.

With a trademark of ‘fun and friendly’, the club aims to provide an environment where families come together to enjoy junior sport, get involved and be part of their community.

The football program at Mountain Creek starts with Auskick for girls and boys from age five and is run at Mountain Creek State School. Auskick ‘graduates’ or any five-six-year-olds can then join the Superstars U6s program, where they begin to learn team and game-play skills.

They can then join the U8s teams with modified rules which are mixed teams for boys and girls. The boys then move into U10s and this year for the first time girls have the option to be part of a dedicated U9 girls team.

Mountain Creek Junior AFC will also aim to field U12s and U14s boys’ teams this year.

This is a well-structured pathway but kids can join the club at any time and participate based on their age.

Visit the MCJAFC website or email mcjafcpresident@gmail.com.

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