Women ready to score

Jasmine Sheridan is training for the Legends Football League competition at the end of this year.
Jasmine Sheridan is training for the Legends Football League competition at the end of this year.

Mandurah resident Jasmine ‘Jazz’ Sheridan (25) will line up for the Legends Football League as a player for the WA Angels this December.

The sport has had a major rebranding ” the Lingerie Football League has been renamed and women who were once expected to play in a lingerie-style uniform will now play in a crop top and shorts.

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

‘I got into LFL through a love of NFL,’ she said.

‘A friend played for Perth Blitz (a Perth Gridiron team) and told me they were making a girls side up.

‘I was so excited I immediately started ramping up my fitness regime to include more plyometrics for explosiveness ” a must in football ” and strength training.’

In her professional life, Sheridan is an executive assistant and is studying a double major in management and human resources.

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

She said there were differences between traditional NFL and LFL.

‘The rules are slightly different and obviously the uniforms, but the heart and soul of the game is the same and it is as hard hitting as the guys,’ she said.

‘I was a little nervous for trials, as I knew from watching LFL games that these girls were athletes and could take a hit.’