Youth Girls Football Under 16 Comp


The NTFL Youth Girls Competition is being established to cater for the growing interest from teenage girls wanting to participate in Australian football in regular community competitions. With the increasing number of girls participating in the Auskick, school and junior competitions, AFL Northern Territory identified that a structured female player pathway was required.

The following clubs will be endeavoring to field sides this year -


  • Palmerston
  • Darwin
  • St Mary's
  • Southern Districts
  • Waratahs
  • Nightcliff
  • Tiwi (made up of girls living in Darwin)

The NTFL Youth Girls will be a in a 12-a-side competition using slightly modified rules. Its all about fun, fitness and friendship through football in a friendly environment.  The competition will allow these girls to continue playing and supporting the game, but also creating an environment to allow them to play the game with their peers in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.

Some rule and equipment modifications have been made to encourage participation,safety and further skill development:

  • No intentional kicking off the ground
  • No more than 2 consecutive bounces
  • No taking ball out of ruck
  • 12 on field, 5 on interchange bench
  • 10m kick
  • 25m penalties
  • Wrap-around tackle

Any players wishing to join a Youth Girls Team can contact Jess Murphy at AFL Northern Territory on 08 8980 4814 or

Youth Girls Under 16 Comp