AFL CV to oversee new league

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 17-Nov-2017

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The Bendigo Thunder won the inaugural NCWL premiership.
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IN yet another footballing first, AFL Central Victoria will oversee a standalone women’s football competition next year.

The decision comes after the female football advisory committee running the Northern Country Women’s League decided to split the league.

The NCWL staged its first season this year, with Bendigo Thunder going undefeated en route to the premiership.

Now, the two football commissions running the league, AFL Central Victoria and AFL Goulburn Murray, will go it alone with separate leagues.

It will cut down on travel times for players and give more women the opportunity to play.

“With the overwhelming success of our junior female competitions over the past years we feel that this is the perfect time to expand the senior competition,” AFL Central Victoria region general manager Carol Cathcart said.

“We have one more team committed to play in 2018 and we are working with a second club who has a strong base of youth girls. We are hopeful that with the reduced travel we will be able to attract even more teams.”

AFL Central Victoria is currently taking expressions of interest for teams to join the competition in 2018.

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