Australian Rules Football (AFL) was introduced to Brisbane Christian College as a part of an Indigenous Leadership Academy in 2013. Since then, the College has seen rapid growth in number of players and a steady history/rate/high standard of competition, as seen by the Junior Girls being invited into the Schools of Excellence in 2017.
What are the benefits?
At Brisbane Christian College, AFL is emphatically a multicultural sport. The teams consist of students from many nationalities across the world. The game requires a much wider skill set than other football codes and the skills such as eye-hand, eye-foot, hand to foot, coordination, catching, running and position skills are transferable and highly valued across all other sports. It is also one of the few team sports that values players of all shapes and sizes due to the variety of skills and positions all over the field. It’s varied nature encourages teamwork, sportsmanship and social skills.
Who can participate?
AFL is available to all girls from Years 7-12.
When is it held?
Teams train once or twice per week depending on their division throughout the year. Games are played intermittently in the AFLQ Schools Cup and/or Schools of Excellence competition from mid Term 1 to mid Term 3.
All students who represent the College in AFL are required to wear the navy representative shorts, College football socks and appropriate shoes. An AFL jersey is supplied for the season.