2022 Independent Schools Girls Competition Kicks Off This Weekend

On Saturday, 12 February students at Sydney’s independent girls’ schools will commence their 2022 AFL season.

First contested in 2019 by six schools collectively fielding 32 teams, the Independent Girls Schools competition has rocketed to more than 72 teams from 12 schools with an incredible 1,300 players pulling on the boots. (The burgeoning popularity of the sport has seen a second season of this competition open in Term 2 and Term 3, with more than 30 teams participating.)

The Round 1 Match of the Round is being contested by Pymble Ladies College and Loreto. 

For our first match of the round for 2022, it is a big game between Pymble Ladies College and Loreto which will be played on the Main Oval at Pymble Ladies College. When these two schools play each other, it is always a tight contest. Loreto will be looking to build on last year and push for the finals spot and no bigger test in the first round playing the Premiers from last year in Pymble Ladies College.

Players to Watch:

Loreto’s centre, Georgia Keen, who is in her 3rd season of AFL will be a player that is constantly on and around the ball. Georgia’s speed and agility allows her to evade defenders and get herself into a number of goal scoring opportunities. In saying that, it’s her unselfishness in front of goal and her ability to assist the play that makes her stand out.

Ruby is a one to watch this weekend from Pymble Ladies College, her agility, game awareness and ability to beat defenders makes her a force and key player for Pymble Ladies College. Ruby was the 2021 Pymble AFL Athlete of the Year and is looking to carry this momentum with a strong 2022 season.


Score Prediction: Pymble Ladies College to defeat Loreto by 12 points