RMIT joins the VAFA for 2019 season

The RMIT Women’s Football Academy is one step closer to hitting the football field after being granted a licence in the Victorian Amateur Football Association league (VAFA) for 2019.

Following discussions with the league, the Redbacks will become the ninth team in the VAFA and compete against sides ranging from reigning premiers Melbourne Uni, Fitzroy and Marcellin to Kew.

RMIT WFA President Sally Tanner says the admission to the VAFA is a major step for the Redbacks and for the burgeoning Academy.

“The RMIT Redbacks are thrilled to be joining the VAFA in our inaugural season in 2019,” says Tanner.

“Based at our brand-new Marvel Stadium replica surface in Bundoora, and supported by teams of Massage, Osteopathy and Media students, our squad can’t wait to take to the park.

“We welcome players and coaches from the wider community and encourage anyone interested to reach out and sample us during our pre-season, recommencing February 7th.”

According to VAFA Women’s Football & Engagement Manager Shona MacInnes, the entrance of RMIT to the competition is a symbiotic benefit.

“We are delighted to welcome the Redbacks into our women’s competition for 2019,” says MacInnes.

“Across the board they tick all the boxes. They are well organised and resourced and already have solid numbers as a basis for their new team. Their culture and vision are closely aligned with that of the VAFA.”

With the Redbacks’ pre-season training set to resume on February 7th at RMIT’s Bundoora campus, positions are still available for prospective players from across the community.

Contact the RMIT Redbacks for more information:

Sally Tanner: 0402 815 760
Chris O’Connor: 0418 811 611



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