YOUTH and junior football is set to return by 8 April with teams either already back at training or about to start.
Pre-season training for the Hobart Junior Football Club takes place at Campbell Street Primary School from 4pm and Auskick starts early next month.
Club president Russell Cripps said the introduction of girls teams last year was a “great success.”
“We would expect to see more girls being encouraged to join the Auskick program, particularly as there is now the opportunity for a whole family to play football together instead of brothers and sisters having to choose different sports to each other,” he said.
The expectation of an increase in participation numbers led to a reshuffle of age divisions to form under-11s, under-13s, under-15s and under-17s teams.
This will even up the physical size of the girls and make an easier transition between age groups.
Boys teams range between under-eights and under-16s.
Junior registration fees are $66 for the season.
“We don’t want the cost of playing football being a deterrent to anyone,” Mr Cripps said.
“We strongly encourage everyone who wants to play to join the Hobart Tigers.
“You can be assured of a very warm welcome.”
Contact details can be found at www.hobartfc.com.
Caption: Hobart Junior Football Club members, from left, Ronin Adams, Oliver Pfitzner, Chloe Moore, Zakary Snare and Zac Pfitzner.