A RECORD 10 teams will fight out the Ballarat Football League youth girls premiership in 2013.
Darley, Gisborne and a side from the Ararat Junior Football Association will join the existing seven-team competition from last season.
Participation in youth girls’ football has increased from 79 players in 2011 to 150 in 2012, with league organisers expecting more than 200 girls to participate this year.
“The success of our youth girls competition has been remarkable,” BFL operations manager Aaron Nunn said.
The 2013 season will see 12 rounds of competition, with possible interleague matches against Bendigo and Geelong still to be confirmed.
Round 1 – Sunday, April 21
Golden Point v Sebastopol, Lake Wendouree v Ararat, Ballarat v Redan, Darley v Bacchus Marsh, Riddells Creek v Gisborne
Round 2 – Sunday, April 28
Gisborne v Bacchus Marsh, Riddells Creek v Golden Point, Darley v Redan, Ballarat v Lake Wendouree, Ararat v Sebastopol
Round 3 – Sunday, May 5
Ballarat v Ararat, Darley v Sebastopol, Lake Wendouree v Redan, Gisborne v Golden Point, Bacchus Marsh v Riddells Creek
Round 4 – Sunday, May 11
Riddells Creek v Lake W’ree, Bacchus Marsh v Redan, Gisborne v Darley, Ararat v Golden Point, Sebastopol v Ballarat
Round 5 – Sunday, May 19
Lake Wendouree v Sebastopol, Redan v Ararat, Golden Point v Bacchus Marsh, Gisborne v Ballarat, Riddells Creek v Darley
Round 6 – Sunday, May 26
Riddells Creek v Sebastopol, Redan v Golden Point, Darley v Ballarat, Ararat v Gisborne, Lake W’ree v Bacchus Marsh
Round 7 – Sunday, June 2
Golden Point v Lake Wendouree, Ararat v Darley, Redan v Riddells Creek, Bacchus Marsh v Ballarat, Gisborne v Sebastopol
Round 8 – Sunday, June 15
Darley v Lake Wendouree, Bacchus Marsh v Sebastopol, Ballarat v Golden Point, Ararat v Riddells Creek, Redan v Gisborne
Round 9 – Sunday, June 23
Sebastopol v Redan, Ararat v Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat v Riddells Creek, Darley v Golden Point, Gisborne v Lake Wendouree
Round 10 – Sunday, June 30
Gisborne v Riddells Creek, Darley v Bacchus Marsh, Redan v Ballarat, Sebastopol v Golden Point, Ararat v Lake Wendouree
Round 11 – Sunday, July 14
Lake Wendouree v Redan, Sebastopol v Ararat, Golden Point v Ballarat, Gisborne v Darley, Riddells Creek v Bacchus Marsh
Round 12 – Sunday, July 21
Darley v Riddells Creek, Bacchus Marsh v Gisborne, Golden Point v Ararat, Ballarat v Lake Wendouree, Sebastopol v Redan
Qualifying/elimination finals: July 27 and 28; preliminary finals: August 4; grand final: August 10.