The Ipswich Cats under-15 girls Aussie rules team that played in the 2016 season.
The Ipswich Cats under-15 girls Aussie rules team that played in the 2016 season.

Ipswich club rides wave of increased popularity

WITH the new AFLW league blasting onto our screens, the Ipswich Cats JAFC has seen a spike in website and Facebook traffic.

This includes female players interested in enjoying the game in Ipswich.

The club has seen a number of new recruits and former players return to don the Ipswich Cats jersey.

New players are coming from touch, netball, soccer and basketball backgrounds from across the Ipswich region.

With under 15 and under 17 girls competitions growing in participation every year, this year has received a boost with more national exposure.

The Cats' girls first hit-out will be a practice game scheduled for March 5 at Greater Springfield's home ground against the Southport Sharks under 15 and under 17 girls.

The game will show the coaches what needs to be worked on before the season commences on the weekend of March 17.

With a come and try event coming up in the next few weeks, new players are welcome to join the Ipswich Cats and try the sport that has over 85,000 female participants.

Training is every Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5pm to 6.30pm.

The Ipswich Cats home base is on Old Toowoomba Rd, opposite RAAF Base Amberley.