K rock Football

Shake-up of women’s competition

AFL Barwon has reduced the division one section of its Senior Women’s competition to just four teams.

St Joseph’s and Drysdale will join an expanded division two competition, leaving North Geelong, Geelong Amateur, Geelong West Giants and St Mary’s to fight out the inaugural division one premiership.

Both the Joeys and Hawks had struggled in the three rounds since the completion of grading.

St Joseph’s had been held scoreless twice, with an average losing margin of 137 points.

Drysdale’s highest score was eight, with their average loss coming in at 91 points.

The change comes into effect this weekend.

“The decision to restructure the competition was made on consideration of club feedback and the best interests of Senior Female Football across the region, including player welfare, a competitive balance and team sustainability,” AFL Barwon said in a statement.

However, krockfootball.com.au understands a number of the clubs that remain in division one are privately fuming at the decision.

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