Mundijong Centrals all-girls football teams take the field for the first time

The inaugural Under-12s team.
The inaugural Under-12s team.

TWO all-girls football teams took to the field for the first time in Mundijong Centrals Junior Football Club’s history on May 1.

After a successful launch in February, the club said it was inundated with enquiries and registrations from girls aged from eight to 16.

The club nominated two teams in season 2016, in the Under-12s and Under 15s age groups.

The Under-15s girls celebrated their first game with a convincing win.

The club’s female football co-ordinator and registrar Tracey Rafferty thanked everyone who helped set the teams up.

“It was fantastic to have the ambassadors share their football journeys with the girls and their families and I know they have inspired a few to take on the challenge to become good footballers,” she said.

“It was beneficial for the girls to see there is a pathway in female football all the way to the top. We truly appreciate the support they have given us in launching female football.”

President Jodi Vamvas and players of the South Fremantle Women’s Football Club attended the event and held a skills session with the girls.

Rafferty said the launch of female football had been an exciting time for both the club and the community.

The club celebrated the first game with a huge crowd and banners for the girls to run through.