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Women’s 35s Non-Contact

AFL Masters Vic Metro’s Over 35s Women’s Non-Contact program was introduced in 2022. The program delivers a version of the game that is accessible to more women over the age of 35. The League identified the need for a clear pathway into the traditional game, providing more opportunities for non-players to learn game skills, as well as a pathway out for those not able to continue playing in the contact version of the game.

Relaxed and social games are organised as part of the Over 35s Women’s (contact) competition home and away matches. The rules are easy to pick up, with smaller sides, smaller grounds and modified rules including zones and nominated attackers who rotate each quarter. Everybody gets a touch, with more opportunities to take marks and kick goals!

In the competition’s inaugural year, Over 35s Women’s Non-Contact football held matches in each of the 10 home and away rounds as well as curtain raisers for the Women’s finals. Vic Metro club Eastern Warriors were able to field a team every week, joined by new players from the AFL Masters QuickKick clinics and the Over 35s clubs. The structure was developed for the players, by the players.

During the home and away season, the home club hosts the Non-Contact game, with players invited from the community to register to play either through the AFL Masters QuickKick clinics or the Vic Metro Clubs. The innovative women’s Prep to Play warmup exercises are used for preparation, as well as short skills introductions.

There are opportunities to get involved in administration, playing, leadership, volunteering, coaching and umpiring. If you are interested in joining a team, click on Clubs in the navigation bar to find your nearest women’s club. If you are struggling to find a club near you, you can contact us directly via the Facebook page below or send us an email!
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