Legends ready for action

Jazz Sheridan at training.
Jazz Sheridan at training.

Sheridan is set to play in the first Legends Football match in December.

It was confirmed at the launch that two local women’s Legends Football matches would be played at Perth Oval in December and February.

WA Angels coach Justin Rogers said the increased interest in the women’s league was helping the sport grow.

‘It is amazing to see that in a sport, for once, the women’s brand can give as much back to the men’s game,’ he said.

‘The guys are embracing that, with local clubs supportive of developing a women’s minor league.’

The LFL was previously known as the lingerie football league, which may in part explain its growing popularity.

However, women who were once expected to play in a lingerie-style uniform will now play in a crop-top and shorts.

Sheridan said she would play in a ‘garbage bag’ if she had to.

On the field, she plays defensive back and trains Mondays to Thursdays and Sunday mornings.

The national competition will feature two home games in each participating state ” Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

A national team will be chosen next year to compete internationally, with leagues also running in the United States and Canada.