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TEAM PLAYERS: Woolgoolga AFL junior players enjoying a training session.
TEAM PLAYERS: Woolgoolga AFL junior players enjoying a training session. Stephen Hillenbrand

The Northern Beaches Blues will be entering under-11 and under-13 teams in the AFL North Coast competition.

"We're really building the club from the bottom up," said Craig Christie, Auskick co-ordinator and president of the Woolgoolga Junior AFL Football Club.

Mr Christie said it's great to have a local presence and local footy teams and rewarding to give younger kids a category to play in once they come out of Auskick, which is for boys and girls aged five to 10.

"It's a fun and inclusive atmosphere, we make sure everyone has a go, becomes part of a team and learns new skills."

AFL NSW/ACT development manager Matt Crawley said junior AFL was in a really exciting growth phase.

"AFL is growing in popularity year on year. Off the back of the recent visit to the region by the Sydney Swans and the introduction of the AFL Women's competition we're seeing boys and girls of all ages wanting to join clubs and play the game," Mr Crawley said.

There are boys and girls teams available for all divisions.



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