Female athletes can try out for football

The campaign is designed to give female athletes who are currently active in other sports the opportunity to test their football fitness and skills.

A testing session will be held in Perth on January 30 at Trinity College, East Perth from 8am to 1.30pm.

The testing sessions will seek new talent among athletes who are not currently registered as Australian football players.

AFL female ambassador and Melbourne captain Daisy Pearce will lead the sessions with state female academy coaches, while the AFL has partnered with Rookie Me to conduct the athletic testing sessions.

Athletes identified during the campaign will be offered places in female state academies, which support players already identified and placed in state league clubs.

Athletes will experience familiar Draft Combine testing; standing and running vertical jumps, agility, 20m sprint and the shuttle run (beep test).

Participants will get an opportunity to demonstrate skills including kicking, marking and hand balling as well as their decision-making, spatial awareness and appetite to compete.

To attend register for free at bit.ly/1P3ZQ3p.