Some of the girls playing in the Women's Exhibition matches in 2015.

Get involved in the Women's Exhibition match

19.05.2015

The first Women's Exhibition match is coming up on May 24. The third AFL Women’s Draft was completed on April 20th with an astounding 268 nominations. The best female players were competing for a spot in the draft. 

 

Women’s matches in Australian Rules Football has been around for 100 years and the two exhibition matches in 2015 are to celebrate the future of women’s football in the game. SEJ has a strong focus on women’s football and is keen for our players to get involved and watch some of the best female footballers at the MCG.

 

There's plenty of events happening for the day:

 

Match Day Tickets

Kids under the age of 15 can get a ticket for free, but will still need to book a ticket on-line. Pre-purchase tickets for others are $15 which will give you entry to the double header – both women’s and men’s games, this offer ends Wednesday 20th of May. Tickets can be purchased on match day for $25.00. See here for on-line ticketing.

 

Match Day Group Tickets

Junior clubs are entitled to free tickets for group bookings for juniors under the age of 18. These tickets can be booked using the link here

 

Guard of Honour

Melbourne Football Club are also on the look out for 50 girls (aged five to 12) to participate in the Guard of Honour (GOH). The GOH is a once in a life opportunity to stand on the MCG to cheer on our Women's Team as they run through the banner on May 24th. The club would love to have SEJ youth girls involved in the GOH wearing your own club jumpers. Click here for GOH registration. 

 

Post-Match Function

The Melbourne Football Club is hosting a post-match function that will give supporters the opportunity to meet the players and other guests. This event includes guest speakers, finger food and a reserve seat for the men’s match. Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Coaching Forum

Finally, the club is hosting a free Coaching Forum that is open to all VWFL and Youth Girls Coaches (male and female). This will be hosted by Melbourne Football Clubs Women’s team Coach Michelle Cowan and our female players. The forum will teach coaches tactics, strategies, leadership and coaching women and girls. Registration details for the forum can be found here.

 

Player and Team Sponsorship Opportunities

Melbourne Football Club is also looking for individual and team sponsorship for the women’s team. If there are any organisations interested in supporting these elite athletes, please click here for further information. 

 

For more information about the women’s match, head to http://www.melbournefc.com.au/the-team/womens-team/the-team.