Wagga's inaugural girls AFL competition gets underway at Robertson Oval

SPECIAL OCCASION: Turvey Park's Sarah Barkla gets boot to ball in night one of the Wagga girls AFL competition at Robertson Oval on Wednesday night. Picture: Sarah Braybon
SPECIAL OCCASION: Turvey Park's Sarah Barkla gets boot to ball in night one of the Wagga girls AFL competition at Robertson Oval on Wednesday night. Picture: Sarah Braybon

IT WAS a groundbreaking night for AFL on Wednesday as the inaugural Wagga girls competition got underway at Robertson Oval.

Some ground closures due to the wet weather caused some havoc but there was still plenty of smiles on faces as about 250 girls hit the field for their first official game.

North Wagga, Turvey Park Blue, Collingullie-Glenfield Park and Wagga Tigers White were winners in the under 13s competition, while East Wagga-Kooringal and Coolamon were big winners in the under 16s.

AFL Southern NSW game development manager Marc Geppert was taken aback by the standard of football.

“It was a really good night, apart from some ground closures, which was a bit of a shame,” Geppert said.

“We still had about 250 girls playing on Robertson Oval, the weather was really good and we had some high scoring games, which was good to see.

“The standard was really good. In 13s we had a couple of high scoring games and in the 16s, Coolamon and East Wagga showed they’ll be the teams to beat.”

The competition will continue over the next five weeks.