Football: open training for female players at South Fremantle


Brisbane’s Sabrina Frederick-Traub (number 14), a South Fremantle product, was in action against Fremantle on Sunday.
Brisbane’s Sabrina Frederick-Traub (number 14), a South Fremantle product, was in action against Fremantle on Sunday.

A LOCAL football club is hoping the hype generated by the new AFL women’s competition will translate into big numbers attending an open training night tonight.

South Fremantle Women’s Football Club president Kym Hart said there was an open invitation to females inspired to play the game.

“(This) is the year of female footballer and there has never been a greater time to put on her boots and hit the oval,” she said.

“Female football is a friendly and fun way to get out and play sport and become a part of your local team.”

Open training nights will be held at Anning Park between 5.30pm and 7.30pm tonight and on March 1.

South Fremantle, which trains at Anning Park in South Lake, has already produced AFLW players, including Brisbane’s Sabrina Frederick-Traub and Fremantle’s Beatrice Devlyn.

The club will have three sides – league, reserves and youth girls – in 2017, and Ms Hart said it was a great time to get on board.

“We will have our amazing coaches and players going through some drills and football practice,” she said.

“We cater for all skill levels and our friendly club loves nothing more than sharing the greatest game – Australia Rules Football – with newer players.”

For information visit the South Fremantle Women’s Football Club on Facebook, email sfwfcpresident@gmail.com or phone Ms Hart on 0424 500 161.