Newtown Breakaways Pre-Season Women’s AFLX Challenge back in March 2023- Registrations Open Now!

AFL Sydney is pleased to announce that the Newtown Breakaways Women’s AFLX Pre-Season Challenge is back again on Sunday 12th, March 2023 and we invite your club to participate.

The venue for 2023 is the Inner West home of AFLW Henson Park, Marrickville.

This is the fifth year the Breakaways have co-ordinated the Women’s Pre-season Challenge and we again encourage your club’s engagement.  With your support we look forward to celebrating the commencement of full season of community AFL in 2023 with a great kick off.

The Women’s Pre-season Challenge was developed in response to a need for clubs to secure competitive pre-season trial games, to test and promote players in a game environment that is beyond clubs internal training.  Clubs are able to build the capacity of their respective organisations by providing game day training and experience to develop the skills of volunteers and club game day officials.

The Challenge is for all Women’s AFL Community Clubs whether from the City or Regions and is open to Women’s Divisions.  The program uses 2 Pools and we request the highest level teams are registered as your Team 1.  All Teams registered are guaranteed a minimum of 3 games.

The events is a competitive pre-season challenge but we encourage community camaraderie.  Catering available but we encourage teams to bring a marquee, and a picnic, get to know each other and enjoy the day.

Newtown Breakaways Women ‘s Pre-season AFLX Challenge has been made possible with support of the Inner West Council and commercial supporters including O’Neill Sportswear and the Salisbury Hotel.

Registrations are now open via the official event website-


Date: Sunday 12th March, 2023

Location: Henson Park, Marrickville

Eligibility: Women’s Only, Seniors, All Divisions

Cost: $200 (GST does not apply) per team. Note: Early Bird Discount- $150 for Registration before 31st December, 2022

Games: Shortened AFLX modified games on a rectangular field. Pooled format fixture. Minimum three (3) games per team.

Prizes: Over $1000 in cash prizes for Club Winners. $500 O’Neill Vouchers to the two overall finalist club. (supported by O’Neill)

Registration Deadline: 5pm, Friday 10th February 2023