Seeking girls for footy team

October 25, 2017

Natalie Russo, Amy Mohring, Lili Murphy, Meg Poole and Molly Kennedy (back), Ellie Clydesdale and Elle Brooks.

Cobram Football Netball Club is gauging interest in a youth girls’ football side representing the Cobram area in the 2018 season.

The competition would be for girls aged 13 to 17 years on January 1.

Cobram club president Peter Beasley said with girls’ football the fastest growing female sport in Victoria, it would be great for the local community to support a youth girls’ football team.

‘‘Our club is keen to supply the infrastructure to get the ball rolling but the team would represent our local area,’’ Beasley said.

‘‘Local girls Molly Kennedy and Elle Brooks are currently involved in girls’ football sides at a higher level.

‘‘Molly represented the Murray Bushrangers at under-18 level this year and Elle played football out of Shepparton and was selected to represent Goulburn Murray at the V/Line carnival in Traralgon last month.

‘‘The pathways for girls playing AFL in the last two years has accelerated at such a fast rate, it’s a terrific opportunity for the girls to try their hand at a different sport,’’ he said.

‘‘We hope they can have some fun and give some girls the chance to climb the AFL ladder.’’

An information night will be held today (Wednesday) at the Cobram Football Netball Club rooms from 6pm.

AFL Goulburn Murray representative Trevor Mellington will be attending to provide information and feedback about what is involved if the team was to seek entry into the youth girls’ competition.

Molly Kennedy and Elle Brooks will be in attendance to provide feedback and talk about their experiences at a higher level.

‘‘The feedback has been positive on social media, but we will be governed by the interest shown at the info night,’’ Beasley said.

‘‘We are hoping with a healthy attendance we will be able to move forward quickly and make a decision about the potential team.’’

●For more information, phone Peter Beasley on 0458 194 890.

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