Wagga girls competition set to be a winner for AFL

EXCITING TIMES: Wagga Swans' Lilly Buchanan, 14, Collingullie-Glenfield Park's Lilli Cool, 12, Wagga Swans' Abbey Bourke, 13, and Turvey Park's Maggie Hallcroft, 11, can't wait for the new competition. Picture: Les Smith
EXCITING TIMES: Wagga Swans' Lilly Buchanan, 14, Collingullie-Glenfield Park's Lilli Cool, 12, Wagga Swans' Abbey Bourke, 13, and Turvey Park's Maggie Hallcroft, 11, can't wait for the new competition. Picture: Les Smith

AFL Southern NSW have been ‘overwhelmed’ with the response to their inaugural Wagga girl’s competition.

More than 300 girls in 16 different teams will take part in the girl’s competition that gets underway in Wagga next Wednesday, August 16.

Games will be held at Robertson Oval and Bolton Park from 4.30pm onwards, and will run for six weeks.

Eight of the nine Wagga and District junior clubs will field teams in the two divisions, under 13 and 16s.

Southern NSW AFL game development manager Marc Geppert said it was an ‘overwhelming response’.