Women want wins to continue

The Swan Districts Football Club women's team working hard on the training track. Pictures: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d415728
The Swan Districts Football Club women's team working hard on the training track. Pictures: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d415728

The squad started training last month and according to head coach Nicole Graves the team look fit and fast.

‘We started skill training last week and with more than 40 girls attending and 10 new faces, we are set for a strong season,’ she said.

‘Pre-season so far has involved running sessions but in the next few weeks we will be looking at skill development before we start looking at our game plan and tactics development coming into the season.’

With a winning combination of league and reserves, with both sides winning premierships last year, Graves said finals football was necessary.

‘After winning both league and reserves premiership in 2013, we have set the bar high so I would be guessing finals is a must and hopefully grand final day opportunities come our way,’ she said.

‘I am more committed to the development of our players and team so that we have a long sustained period of strength and great success.’

As for new signings to the club, the women will welcome back Steve Epis and are looking to make new player announcements soon.

‘We are really excited to welcome back Steve Epis into the coaching team,’ she said.

‘Steve coached the Swans girls in their first season at the club and has returned to coach the reserves and to assist the head coach.

‘He brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment that will again bring a new opportunity and way of doing things to the teams.

‘We are really looking forward to the season and building on what was pretty amazing in 2013.’

Players to watch this season include WA Women’s Football League fairest and best winner Chelsea Randall, AFL women’s draftee Kara Donnellan and Susan Chuot, who is the first African woman to play at the highest level ” an Australian women’s grand final .

Women interested in more details about the sport can visit www.swandistrictsfc.com.au.