With over 200 registered female players in 2019 Southside Eagles is proud to have one of the highest female participation rates of any football club in Queensland.
Southside Eagles rapidly growing girls section offers a pathway for girls of all ages to compete at higher level divisional, as well as more social football competitions.
Southside Eagles wants to offer choice to parents about what is the best football pathway for their daughter. Girls can play in mixed teams or they may choose to play in ‘all girl’ team. Some girls want to play with their friends who are girls in a female competition, where as some girls choose to play with their friend who are girls and boys in a mixed competition – Southside Eagles has enough depth in it’s girls program that girls can play in a team that best suits them.
In 2020 girls can trial for SAP and Komodo teams playing in a mixed competition.
Southside Eagles has ‘all girl’ teams from under 6’s through to senior women’s.
How are teams selected?
Under 6 – Under 16 all girl teams do not trial, you just have to register and you will be allocated to a team, its that easy!
If you are interested in trialing for a mixed SAP or Komodo team, you will need to register
Higher level divisional teams undergo a trialing process where players are graded into appropriate teams based on skill level.
The club will announce trial dates, traditionally in January/February, and an experienced selection panel made of senior coaching will select teams for the subsequent season.
What Kit do I need?
- All players must wear football boots, club socks, shorts and shin guards.
- The Club will provide game day shirts which are returned at the end of the season.
- A training shirt is provided for all players at the start of the season.
Appointment of the Women’s Director of Coaching
In 2019 Southside Eagles appointed a dedicated “Women’s Director of Coaching” to ensure the development of girls football at all stages in the club. The WDOC works closely our Female Co-ordinator to ensure that girls are given opportunities to develop their skills, such as the Girls Development Program and dedicated girls goal keeper training with accredited Goal Keeper coaches.
With multiple FFA accredited coaches as well as dedicated volunteer coaches working within the girls program, the club is looking to progress the women’s/girls football in 2020.