Gender Policy


In accordance with the Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic.) (“the Act”), people aged under 12 years of age cannot be excluded on the basis of sex or gender identity from participating in a competitive sporting activity.

Pursuant to section 66 (1) of the Act, people of one sex or gender aged 12 and over can be excluded from participating in competitive sporting activities in which the strength, stamina and physique of competitors is relevant.

Northern Football League will exclude females who reach 14 years of age as at 1st January in the year of play from playing in any competition that is not a ‘female competition’.

Definition:    Female competition                  

A female competition is a competition in which the majority of the players are female.