Attention:  Club Presidents, Club Secretaries, Women’s Division Coaches

Following the tremendous success of the inaugural Newtown Breakaways Pre-season Challenge Carnival the Breakaways are pleased to announce the event is on again for March 2020 and we invite your participation.

The 2020 event has been elevated with the support of the Inner-West Council and is to be presented at Henson Park.  The event falls within the AFLW season and the dates Carnival date selected (Sun 15 March) coincides with a weekend without AFLW in Sydney.  The Breakaways encourage your club’s engagement to present the highest level of Women’s Community AFL available.  With your support we can attract a crowd to celebrate with us.

The Women’s Pre-season Challenge was developed in response to a need for clubs to secure competitive pre-season trial games, to test and promote players in a game environment that is beyond clubs internal training.  Clubs are able to build the capacity of their respective organisations by providing game day training and experience to develop the skills of volunteers and club game day officials.

The Newtown Breakaways have designed the Challenge event program as a Carnival & Clubs Picnic to encourage community and comradery while still engaging in competitive football.  While there will be catering available, we encourage teams to bring a marquee, and a picnic, get to know each other and enjoy the day.

The Challenge is open to all divisions of Women’s AFL Community Clubs – Premier, Divisions 1, 2 and 3.

Newtown Breakaways Women ‘s Pre-season AFLX Challenge has been made possible with support of the Inner West Council, AFL Sydney and commercial supporters including ISC Sports wear.

Please down load and circulate the Promotional Flyer, Key details below

When: Sun 15 March 2020
Where: Henson Park, Marrickville
Cost: Registration of $150 (GST not applicable) per team
* Max of two teams per club
* Registration will support prizes for Clubs & Players

Prizes: Over $1000 cash prizes for Club Winners
$500 ISC Vouchers to the two overall finalist club. (supported by ISC)
Challenge Player prize(s) & awards
Games: Teams will play shortened AFLX modified games on rectangular pitch in a pooled format and are guaranteed a minimum of three games.
Full details incl game schedule will be announced Mon 2 March
Teams: Two Teams per club max. All players and officials are to be registered with their club via AFL Footy Web for Insurance and administrative purposes

Registration Deadline: 5pm Fri 14 Feb 2020