MOOREBANK Mounties Magpies will create history next year by entering a team in the Sydney Women's AFL competition.
Magpies first grade men's team head coach Mark Coles said it's an exciting time.
"The women's team will play their home games before our men's teams here at Rosedale Oval, Warwick Farm," Coles said.
"It's the right time to start a women's team.
"We have 20 players interested and we need a squad of 30."
Coles said they have contacted the Sydney AFL informing them about their plans.
"We'll meet with the women players next month and also prepare preseason training," Coles said.
Coles said girls 16 years and upwards can play.
He also said they are close to appointing the inaugural women's team coach.
New recruit Emily Tyler, 23, of Middleton Grange, said a women's team can only be a positive move.
Tyler is the prime mover behind it all.
She recently contacted the Magpies with her idea to get a women's team established.
Mark Coles and club management then "got the ball rolling".
Tyler has never played AFL but has a sports background in basketball.
"I think women should play AFL and get involved," Tyler said.
"I have watched the game for many years as I grew up in an AFL family at Albury."
Tyler said the club would proudly represent Liverpool's suburbs.
In this year's Sydney AFL Women's competition there were 11 teams.
"We want to make history and strengthen our club with a women's team which is good for the code in Liverpool," Coles said.
Details: Mark Coles, 0424 249 078.