AFL Barwon Women's Football

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AFL Barwon Women's Football
AFLBarwon Women's Football.png
Sport Australian rules football
Founded2018;5 years ago (2018)
No. of teams20
CountryFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
ConfederationAFL Barwon
Most recent
Geelong Amateur (Div 1)
St Joseph's (Div 2)
Anglesea (Div 3)
Most titlesNorth Geelong (2)
Sponsor(s)Epworth Health
Official website AFL Barwon

AFL Barwon Women's Football is a women's Australian rules football competition based in the greater Geelong region. The first season of senior football held for women in the area was 2018.



AFL Barwon is the governing body overseeing Australian rules football in the Geelong and greater district. After many years in which only junior girl's competitions were organised, a senior women's football competition commenced in 2018. Rather than being organised by the GFL, GDFL, or the BFL, the competition is managed under the AFL Barwon banner.

2018 inaugural season competing teams: [1]

Barwon Heads; Drysdale; Geelong Amateur; Ocean Grove
Grovedale; Lara; St Joseph's; St Mary's
Bell Post Hill; Geelong West Giants; North Geelong
Colac Imperials

The competition has held grading games at the start of the seasons in both 2018, 2021 and 2022 in order to compose divisions to try to make matches as competitive as possible.


Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Ladders and Finals Results


Division 1WinsLossesDrawsForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
North Geelong150056679716.46%461st SemiGeelong Amateur8250Geelong West Giants4529
St Mary's1140295206143.20%342nd SemiNorth Geelong21022St Mary's3321
Geelong Amateur78015040537.04%18PreliminarySt Mary's7951Geelong Amateur11016
Geelong West Giants411010842925.17%8GrandNorth Geelong6541St Mary's2315
Division 2WinsLossesDrawsFFForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Colac Imperials9501337223151.12%321st SemiBarwon Heads3422Ocean Grove3321
Grovedale9500223154144.81%322nd SemiColac Imperials6541Grovedale6339
Ocean Grove9600457130351.54%30PreliminaryBarwon Heads5535Grovedale1612
Barwon Heads9600469229204.80%30GrandBarwon Heads4933Colac Imperials4832
St Joseph's4110015539938.85%10
Bell Post Hill111008228229.08%2

Note: Drysdale and St Joseph's started the season in Division 1 [3]


Division 1WinsLossesDrawsFFForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Geelong Amateur12100907175581.29%48EliminationBarwon Heads8553Colac Imperials4832
Geelong West Giants11200800228350.88%44QualifyingSt Mary's5838Geelong West Giants5636
St Mary's10300923240384.58%401st SemiGeelong West Giants8654Barwon Heads3018
Barwon Heads7600616390157.95%282nd SemiSt Mary's6541Geelong Amateur4529
Colac Imperials570141158869.90%24PreliminaryGeelong Amateur4933Geelong West Giants3119
Grovedale3100021669231.21%12GrandSt Mary's6440Geelong Amateur4529
Ocean Grove012004011333.53%0
Division 2WinsLossesDrawsFFForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
North Geelong120011145791449.37%52EliminationSt Joseph's51141Geelong West Giants2214
Drysdale112001025280366.07%44QualifyingDrysdale12476St Mary's3422
St Mary's6601517405127.65%281st SemiSt Mary's5636St Joseph's2517
Geelong West Giants760042959272.47%282nd SemiNorth Geelong101878Drysdale106
St Joseph's6600544502108.37%24PreliminaryDrysdale4428St Mary's2012
Geelong Amateur490031167346.21%16GrandNorth Geelong3826Drysdale011
Barwon Heads21100141140010.07%8


Season cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.


On 19 September 2021, due to ongoing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Victoria, AFL Barwon was forced to cancel the remaining weeks of the competitions without premierships being awarded. [2]

Division 1WinsLossesDrawsFFForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Geelong Amateur11000552108511.11%361st SemiSt Mary's2416Grovedale2719
Newtown & Chilwell7400303233130.04%222nd SemiGeelong Amateur3220Newtown & Chilwell4630
St Mary's6500302276109.42%20PreliminaryGeelong AmateurGrovedale
Grovedale550121333363.96%18GrandNewtown & Chilwell
Geelong West Giants560017518097.22%16
Barwon Heads290014355825.63%4
Division 2WinsLossesDrawsFFForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
North Geelong740044970641.43%281st SemiNewtown & Chilwell5838St Mary's1410
Drysdale8300404166243.37%262nd SemiNorth Geelong21022Drysdale6137
Newtown & Chilwell740018637649.47%20PreliminaryNorth GeelongNewtown & Chilwell
St Mary's650025128089.44%18GrandDrysdale
Geelong West Giants470010126737.83%12
Division 3WinsLossesDrawsFFForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
St Joseph's7400619128483.59%281st SemiColac Imperials31028Anglesea7547
Torquay6410373121308.26%242nd SemiSt Joseph's2214Torquay61349
Colac Imperials6400435144302.08%22PreliminarySt Joseph'sAnglesea
South Barwon6500273171159.65%20
Geelong Amateur380010446722.17%10
St Albans29009350018.60%6
Barwon Heads01100176732.53%0


Division 1WinsLossesDrawsFFADJForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Geelong Amateur101004447134333.58%441st SemiNewtown & Chilwell3624Grovedale4327
St Mary's92008507205247.32%442nd SemiGeelong Amateur7850St Mary's117
Newtown & Chilwell6500630936883.97%30PreliminarySt Mary's51545Grovedale2113
Grovedale4700626540365.76%22GrandGeelong Amateur4529St Mary's033
Barwon Heads3800433643078.14%16
Geelong West Giants11000216749134.01%6
Division 2WinsLossesDrawsFFADJForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
St Joseph's92004617324190.43%401st SemiSt Mary's4327Torquay5333
Drysdale74006419376111.44%342nd SemiSt Joseph's101171Drysdale1410
St Mary's65004450369121.95%28PreliminaryDrysdale2618Torquay8957
Torquay56006438315139.05%26GrandSt Joseph's5333Torquay3220
Newtown & Chilwell4601632139481.47%22
Barwon Heads2900418565228.37%12
Division 3WinsLossesDrawsFFADJForAgainst%PtsFinalTeamGBPtsTeamGBPts
Anglesea101004510207246.38%441st SemiLara3725North Geelong6440
South Barwon82000538184292.39%342nd SemiAnglesea21325South Barwon3321
Lara73002399267149.44%32PreliminarySouth Barwon9963North Geelong139
North Geelong4700421230270.20%20GrandAnglesea6642South Barwon2315
St Albans290026145313.47%10
Geelong Amateur/Geelong West1604012943629.59%4

Source: [4]

Best and Fairest Award

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Leading Goalkickers

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Grand Final Best on Ground

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3


The divisions has had the following organisations as naming rights partner for each season:

Epworth Health (Division 1)
Corio Bay Health Group (Division 2)
Epworth Health (Divisions 1-3)

Representative Games

In May 2019, an AFL Barwon Women's Football representative team coached by Geelong AFLW player Melissa Hickey, and captained by Barwons Heads' Emma Allen, played the Northern Football Netball League.

2019 WorkSafe AFL Victoria Championships
Saturday, 18 May 2019 (9:50 am)AFL Barwon Women's Footballdef.Northern Football Netball LeagueQueen's Park - Geelong Report [11]
2.3 (15)
2.4 (16)
3.6 (24)
 5.7 (37)
0.1 (1)
0.4 (4)
1.5 (11)
 2.7 (19)
E. Allen 3, L. McClelland, T. KnoxGoalsS. Cross, T. Olcorn
E. Allen, E. Oliver, S. O'Dea, C. Thorne, M. JanssenBestC. O'Bryan, N. Blythe, K. Cobern, D. Bonde, S. Nyawela, D. Hallett

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