Piara Waters Junior Football Club urges girls to give footy a go

Taylah Read (15) and Keeley Smith (15) need more local girls to join the Piara Waters JFC.
Taylah Read (15) and Keeley Smith (15) need more local girls to join the Piara Waters JFC.

LOCAL girls who are eager to try a new sport in a great environment are being urged to give football at Piara Waters Junior Football Club a go.

The club had one under-12s girls team playing in 2017, as well as a number of younger girls in its Auskick program, but is looking to triple its program in 2018 to offer three girls teams.

Coach of the new under-18 team and club vice president Brad Smith said about half a dozen girls were still needed for each of the under-12, 15 and 18 teams.

“There’s a corridor of potential here that is untapped and Piara Waters offers a chance for these young girls to strut their stuff in a family-friendly environment with good coaching,” he said.

“It’s a new club, it’s young, vibrant, it’s just won an award for the best community club and it’s offering young girls the chance to play Aussie Rules.

“We offer great facilities, we have lighting so we can play in the evening or in the morning and this flexibility is where we are hoping to bring these girls in.”

Fifteen-year-old Keeley Smith is a new sign-up to the club, having made the decision to convert from netball.

“I’ve played netball my whole life and I want to give something new a chance,” she said.

“Footy’s pretty big. I’ve practiced with dad (Brad) pretty much my whole life and I’ve never had a chance to do it, so I just want to try it and while there’s the opportunity to I’m just going to give it a go.”

Junior online registrations for the Piara Waters JFC will open on December 15, with the club to hold a female football clinic in late January before a gala day on February 16.

Visit www.piarawaterspirates.com.au or email president@piarawaterspirates.com.au for more information.

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