The best of AFL Goldfields takes on the best of the Victorian Amateur Football Association in Senior female football at Mars Stadium, Ballarat on Sunday, July 9.
This is an historic event for female football in the AFL Goldfields region with the squad playing in a curtain-raiser to the Victorian Football League match between North Ballarat and Essendon.
AFL Goldfields squad features players from its Division One and Two sides from the Ballarat; Riddell District’ Maryborough Castlemaine District and Geelong regions. Jeff Whittaker is the coach who is looking forward to the challenge on the day.
“The coaching staff have been very impressed with how quickly the girls have bonded together,” Whittaker says.
Players have been enthusiastic on the training track and they are all excited about having the opportunity to represent AFL Goldfields, in the first ever women’s representative game."
Whittaker is aware of the challenge that is set before the team; taking on a strong VAFA team. He does believe that he has selected a competitive side that will represent the league well.
“Sunday is also a great opportunity for our girls to showcase their skills and hopefully for some of them to be noticed and have the chance to take their Football to the next level,” Whittaker says.
AFL Goldfields Female Football Manager Krista Woodroffe is excited about the opportunity that this match provides the region and its players.
“We are thrilled to have the best players in our region have the chance to step up in such a big game, and each player that runs out for our team will represent the AFL Goldfields with great pride,” Krista says.
“It is truly a landmark event for female football in the AFL Goldfields region.”
Admission: Entry is free prior to 10.30am. Entry is $10 from 10.30am onwards
Live streaming: The match will be streamed online across all AFL Goldfields websites and Facebook pages from 10am with special commentary from Chris ‘Yeendy’ Yeend.
Where: Creswick Road, Wendouree, VIC 3350
Please see the squad below:
Shae Lee Murphy – Bourke
EM: Tylah Bell
EM: Ellen Werts
EM: Sally Martin
EM: Shannon Prendergast
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