The Penrith Giants Junior AFL Club may have kicked off their 2021 season last weekend, but they are still on the hunt for more players to join their ranks.
Penrith Giants President Beau Cook said while the club has seen a surge in numbers since last year’s COVID-affected season, several teams still have spots available for both male and female players.
“We have 154 members this year, so we’re up 15 per cent on last year. It’s our equal highest participation rate ever,” he said.
“We’ve had a really good registration year, but we will still accept players in any age group. We’re really focusing on signing up more U12 boys and U14 girls at the moment.”
It was a memorable opening round for all eight Penrith Giants teams, with all but one side victorious.
“It was a great round, we only had one team go down and everyone else got up, which was really good,” Cook said.
“The community we’ve created within all the clubs is phenomenal, just the feel around the place is so good and everyone is really enjoying it.”
For more information and to register, check out the Penrith Giants on Facebook or visit www.playafl.com.au.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.