Stacey a real Bulldog

Football-mad 11-year-old Stacey Collier, from Leeming.
Football-mad 11-year-old Stacey Collier, from Leeming.

The Booragoon Bulldogs Junior Football Club player is not afraid to mix it with the boys and loves nothing more than winning a possession through congestion.

Stacey (11) has been playing Australian rules for the past five years and hopes to climb up the ranks to the WA Youth Girls 16s team in 2016.

The Leeming resident’s long-term goal is to become an umpire in the WAFL and eventually at AFL level.

Paul Collier said his daughter ‘lived and breathed footy’.

‘Stacey was never pushed into it, she just really loves the game and competing on the field,’ he said.

‘She gets plenty of possessions and some of the boys are surprised how well she plays. The Bulldogs have been great in supporting her.

‘Stacey would love to see more girls playing footy and she loves to promote the sport.’

Stacey is a nominee in the HBF Junior Sports Heroes competition for her passion and commitment to her sport.

The competition is an initiative to profile young people from across Perth, who inspire others through their sporting achievement or by taking part in their chosen sport.

For more information on the competition visit heroes.inmycommunity.com.|au.