'Creating a stronger community through Australian Football'
The Kenilworth Football Club has been very progressive over recent years regarding Women’s
Football, having a women’s girls AFL program for the past 9 years.
Our senior women’s team having commenced in 2018 has played in successive Grand Finals progressing from Division 5 to Division 3 in 2020.
We have excellent facilities with the women friendly change rooms, in compliance with all AFL
specifications having recently been completed.
This year under the guidance of senior coach Geoff Farrugia we hope to have two senior women’s teams. Our objective is to build upon the growth of women’s AFL, by promoting a diverse female friendly environment, which promotes the opportunity for women and girls to play our great game at any level.
Also we would like to see an increase in the number of junior girls who want to have fun and enjoy the game of Australian Football at our Club.
-John Schulz | President | Kenilworth Womens Football Club
Hi, my name is Geoff Farrugia. I’m currently the head coach of the girls Division 3 female side at Kenilworth Football Club. I have been coaching the girls at Kenilworth for the last 4 years starting with the under 18's then continuing on to bring senior girls at Kenilworth to the comp for the first time in 2017. The introduction of a senior female squad has been very exciting and successful with the girls making the last 2 grand finals and going from Division 5 to Division 3 in our first 2 seasons.
This is my 17th season coaching footy and have previously coached junior and senior boys teams in the SFL and amateur league along with SFL association sides and the U16 girls at Glenelg Football Club. Getting involved with female football has been my biggest challenge of my career but has been the most fun and rewarding. The attitude the girls have towards football is contagious, their commitment and dedication is inspiring but most of all we have a great time and a lot of laughs.
The Kenilworth Football Club is an all inclusive club and prides itself on creating a family feel where everyone is welcome. The new club rooms have given the club a great space to grow and thrive for future generations and the club has almost completed the new changerooms which I believe are going to be the best in the league. We are always looking for new players and everyone is welcome. I can’t wait for season 2020 to begin and see what the players will do this season.