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Magpies hunt for players

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Individual development is a high priority in the Busselton Magpies youth girls teams.
Camera IconIndividual development is a high priority in the Busselton Magpies youth girls teams.

The Busselton Magpies’ youth girls team is hunting for footy players this week to fill positions for the fast-approaching season.

The team’s pre-season training will go full-speed-ahead next month, but more girls in years 10-12 are needed.

The Busselton Magpies youth girls’ team is the reigning premiers in the South West Junior Football League under coaches Richelle Piggott and Glenn Darby, who have worked side by side for the past four years to shape junior football in Busselton.

Piggott said their record with the Magpies had been “fairly strong” in the past few years. “In our first year the Towns 9-10 boys’ team made the grand final, in our second inaugural season for youth girls we finished in the top three, and last year our young women won the grand final,” she said.

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Young women interested in playing are urged to join, regardless of experience or fitness, and Piggott said individual development was a high priority with the team.

“We provide a fantastic experience for young women that encourages and develops fitness, fun, friendships, and ultimately we have become a collective big footy family over the couple of years,” she said.

Pre-season training will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.

More information is available by phoning 0407 399 644.

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