Glory players inspire locals

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Perth Glory women’s league players Natasha Rigby and Jaymee Gibbons paid a visit to players involved in the Leeuwin Naturaliste Junior Soccer Association’s girls’ program at Vasse Playing Fields on November 6.

Rigby and Gibbons spoke to the players about the what it means to be a professional soccer player and mingled in question-and-answer time.

Players involved in the eight-week girls soccer program will travel to nib Stadium in Perth next Saturday to join the Perth Glory women’s league team as mascots and half-time heroes.

The Perth Glory women will also return to Vasse in early December to run a training session for program participants.

Coach Chris Godden said the girls’ soccer program was aimed at introducing new players to soccer and he hoped it would lead to an increase in participation next season.

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He said Leeuwin Naturaliste Junior Soccer Association was looking to hold a separate girls-only fixture during the 2018 season for under-12s and under-14s.

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