Deadly Sista Girlz take on Wirrpanda Foundation mentors in football game

Deadly Sista Girlz take on Wirrpanda Foundation mentors in football game

THE Deadly Sista Girlz from Gilmore College took on Wirrpanda Foundation mentors in the second annual staff verses students football match on Monday .

Delivered by strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models, the Wirrpanda Foundation Deadly Sista Girlz program aims to build self-esteem and confidence among school-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.

The program helps participants make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing to lead a positive and healthy lifestyle.

The Deadly Sista Girlz Football Academy is inclusive of all girls who show an interest in the football industry.

Mentor Marleena McIntosh said the idea of the game was to provide the girls with a challenge.

“We thought it would be a good idea for our girls to meet the women that work at the foundation in a fun way,” she said.

“Events like these are positive as it enables the girls to showcase their talent in their local community.

“They can meet and build positive relationships with the other DSG mentors as well as the other staff that work for the foundation.”