AUSTRALIA Rules football is one of the fastest growing sports for women and North Lake students are onto it. It began with a visit from the WAFC’s Liam, some in-school coaching and fun for IEC students with May and then a game against Cyril Jackson Senior Campus. “The girls loved it so much they had another game,” Liam said.
The start of a brand new women’s competition in the West Australian Amateur Football League has provided another opportunity for female footballers. Recently Terry from Rossmoyne Football Club visited the campus for a meeting with May, Karen and keen players Zainab and Grazeil.
Zainab, who is captain of the North Lake team, said she’d never even seen the game before Liam came to North Lake. “I thought, ok let’s try this it looks interesting. Now I just love to play. Footy is a really exciting game and you use everything not just feet like in soccer.”
Grazeil said it was Zainab who told her about footy. “I like it when the other team gets the ball and you just want to get it off them. Other games are just not interesting compared to footy.”
After this year’s successful partnership with Fremantle CBC allowing Michael, John, Ali, Jonathon and Patrick to play in the WAAFL it seems some North Lake students are about to become women’s footy pioneers.