Frequently Asked Questions AFL Cairns Women’s

Frequently Asked Questions AFL Cairns Women’s Chemist Warehouse Competition 

How many Clubs play in the AFL Cairns Competition?

AFL Cairns Women’s competition has six competing Clubs. Centrals Trinity Beach and Cairns City Lions are located on the Northern Beaches. North Cairns, Cairns Saints and Manunda Hawks are all located in Suburban Cairns. Whilst South Cairns are located Southside of Cairns at Bentley Park.

In the girls youth age group Port Douglas and Pyramid Power also have teams.

How do I find a Club?

Click here to find a Club

When is the Season played?

The season is played from late March through to September with a regular home & away season of 14 matches and a finals series.

What age can you play Women’s Football?

The minimum age that a female player can play in an AFLQ or Affiliate League senior women’s competition is they must be turning 17 years of age in the year of competition.

As a pathway AFL Cairns Juniors has a Youth Girls competition for under 14 and under 18 girls.

How do you join a Club?

Under Senior, Women’s or Junior Hub click our Clubs section and it will have contact details if you are looking for a Club. Or you can click Register 2020 to play.

How many players in a Women’s team?

16 Players on field and six on the bench.

How long are the quarters in Women’s football?

15 minutes no time on

Finals – 12 minutes plus time on

How do you Register if you are a Player, Volunteer or Match Day Official?

Click here to Register select your Club, choose your registration type, enter your basic information and any extra details then confirm details.

How much does it cost to get into a Match?
  • Women’s Football is free to enter.

Finals Admission

  • Free for Children 16 and under and aged Pensioners.
  • $10.00 Admission
Representative Programs

In 2020 there was no representative football. Typically in a Women’s season AFL Cairns hosts the Cairns Post North v South Women’s match which is a curtain raiser for the Senior Allstar Match. Clubs nominate players and the two teams are selected by Region.

The NQ Championships in Townsville are hosted in November and the Cairns Women’s Representative team gets the opportunity to play against Mackay & Townsville. This team is selected at the end of the home & away season by Club nomination and selection panel.