The 2017 ActewAGL Junior League season was launched at Hawker on Thursday as big registration numbers once more highlighted the popularity of football in the ACT region.
Speaking at Hawker Football Centre surrounded by a throng of Junior footballers, Capital Football CEO Phil Brown welcomed children and their families to the launch before remembering his early days as a footballer.
“Looking around at these players I remember falling in love with football as a seven-year-old, 35 years later I am still playing the game” Brown said.
“I’ve spent the best times of my life with my family and friends at football fields, met my wife through football and have been lucky enough to build a career in the game.”
The launch comes off the back of the FFA’s announcement that registrations across the country are now ahead of the same time last year, with more than 220,000 players likely to be playing in ALDI Miniroos alone.
2016 in the ACT saw Football grow by 11%, with the majority of the growth occurring in the ActewAGL Junior League.
With over 31,000 participants here in the ACT football community and team numbers up for 2017, the sport is only growing and the recent Ausplay survey from the Australian Sports Commission revealed football to be the number one club participation sport both locally and nationally.
ActewAGL are once more on board as a sponsor for Capital Football’s Junior League competitions and stated today that the support of grassroots sports and future local champions is at the core of their sponsorship program.