BENDIGO Thunder has been promoted to the Premier Division of the Victorian Women’s Football League for the 2014 season.
Thunder finished the 2013 North West Division 1 season undefeated, claiming their second consecutive premiership.
AFL Victoria will assume all responsibilities concerned with governing the VWFL as of November 1 and is committed to providing the best possible senior women’s competition possible.
AFL Victoria State League and Talent Manager John Hook said the promotion of Bendigo Thunder was aligned with the objective to deliver the highest standard of football in the state’s top female football competition and to continue to encourage participation throughout regional Victoria.
Bendigo Thunder president Beth Taylor said the club was thrilled with the promotion.
“After two great seasons we were looking at stepping up in 2014 and to be promoted to the highest level of woman’s football in the state is fantastic,” Taylor said.
“This is an exciting time not only for the Bendigo Thunder but also for female footballers in country Victoria, who can now play at the elite level in a regionally-based team.”