Call for female recruits

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times
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The Busselton Magpies are on the lookout for girls to join their new female youth squad.

Following the increasing interest in the Magpies women’s team, the club is giving girls the opportunity to play football beyond their Auskick years. Magpies women’s captain and youth girls’ co-ordinator Kylie Gibbs said she wanted to encourage girls to play junior football for as long as possible but the opportunity to continue the sport after age 13 was limited.

“At the moment girls can play Auskick and 2s/3s/4s in junior footy, then the boys start to get a bit rough and they drop out,” she said. “This is an opportunity to develop skills and fitness and perhaps create a pathway into the South West Football League and then on to the AFL.

“It would have been nice to have that opportunity when we were their age.”

Ms Gibbs said while some girls had already showed interest, joining in training with the senior side on Monday nights, she hoped increasing interest would soon amount to a separate junior (13-14) and youth (14-18) squad.

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Girls are encouraged to join training from 5.30pm-6.30pm on Monday nights at Bovell 3 in Busselton.

For more information, contact bsnwomens.football@ gmail.com

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