An Inter-association "All-Stars" competition in AFL was introduced in 2021.
This competitions sees representative teams from School Sport WA (SSWA), the Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) and IGSSA come together in tournament to showcase the talent in our Secondary Schools Students.
The ACC is a sporting association for Associated and Catholic schools, currently managing 89 member schools. SSWA represent students from all WA government schools and IGSSA is an independent girls’ schools’ association comprising of 8 member schools. All three organisations work on selecting their strongest side to represent their association. For a player to qualify is a very special achievement as they compete against players from other schools both in the metropolitan and regional areas for team selection.
Whilst IGSSA WA are a small association in comparison to our rivals, we are a force to be reckoned with. To nominate for an IGSSA All-Star team, a player must receive an invitation to nominate through their own school. To meet criteria for nomination, students must be in Years 10-12, have approval of the Director of Sport in their school, and actively represent and support their School in the IGSSA Sporting Program.
Congratulations to the 2022 IGSSA All-Star team on a stellar performance at this years All-Stars Tri-associations AFL Competition.
The competition was a terrific display of quality football from all associations, and with each association putting a win on the board, it came down to percentage to determine the winner.
SSWA ended up taking the title this year on percentage. Our team, however, did dominate and win in their match against the SSWA team in our first game, but unfortunately this was not reflected on the scoreboard and impacted our percentage in the end.
It was wonderful to see the determination and professionalism the team bought to the competition, and both your schools and IGSSA are incredibly proud of your achievements.
IGSSA is excited to announce a partnership with the Fremantle Football Club who have supported our All-Star Team in 2022 and will continue this support in 2023. Our associations looks forward to a continued partnership with the Fremantle Football Club as we continue to build and develop the AFL programme in our IGSSA schools. Please see the link below to learn about the partnership: