The influence of physical qualities on activity profiles of female Australian football match play

Black, Georgia M. and Gabbett, Tim J. and Johnston, Rich D. and Cole, Michael H. and Naughton, Geraldine and Dawson, Brian (2018) The influence of physical qualities on activity profiles of female Australian football match play. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13 (4). pp. 524-529. ISSN 1555-0265

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The transition of female Australian football (AF) players from amateur to semielite competitions has the potential for athletes to be underprepared for match play. To gain an understanding of the match demands of female football, the aims of this study were to highlight the physical qualities that discriminate selected and nonselected female AF players, investigate activity profiles of female AF players, and gain an understanding of the influence of physical qualities on performance in female AF.

METHODS: Twenty-two female AF state academy players (mean [SD]: age = 23.2 [4.5] y) and 27 nonselected players (mean [SD]: age = 23.4 [4.9] y) completed a Yo-Yo intermittent recovery test level 1, countermovement jump, and 30-m sprint tests were completed prior to the competitive season. During 14 matches, players wore global positioning system units to describe the running demands of match play.

RESULTS: Selected players were faster over 30 m (ES = 0.57; P = .04) and covered greater distances on the Yo-Yo IR1 (ES = 1.09; P < .001). Selected midfielders spent greater time on the field and covered greater total distances (ES = 0.73-0.85; P < .01). Players faster over 5 m (r = -.612) and 30 m (r = -.807) and who performed better on the Yo-Yo IR1 (r = .489) covered greater high-speed distances during match play.

CONCLUSIONS: An emphasis should be placed on the development of physical fitness in this playing group to ensure optimal preparation for the national competition.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 07:19
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: anthropometry , athletic performance, Australia, cohort studies, competitive behavior, exercise test ,female, geographic information systems, humans, physical fitness, running, soccer, young adult, yo-yo test, global positioning system, sprint, team selection, team sports
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0723
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36390

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