Healy makes it a century

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times
Busselton footballer Willow Healy played her 100th game at the weekend.
Camera IconBusselton footballer Willow Healy played her 100th game at the weekend. Credit: Chloe Fraser

When Busselton’s Willow Healy ran onto the football oval at Sir Stewart Bovell Park last weekend, she reached a special milestone.

The South West Football League’s women’s match against Carey Park was Healy’s 100th game.

The 14-year-old said she had been playing football since she could walk and was happy to now play in the women’s league.

“I was probably four or five when I started playing properly with the boys,” she said.

Healy said she began her career with the Rovers Junior Football Club, with which she played 92 games before reaching 100 games after joining the inaugural Busselton Magpies women’s side this season.

She said she most enjoyed the hard contest and physical aspect of the game.

“It’s a team sport and you’re very connected to your teammates, which is also a great community to be a part of,” she said

Healy has her sights set on the AFL Women’s competition and said she was inspired by Swan Districts player Kara Donnellan and Fremantle Dockers’ Gemma Houghton.

Healy thanked friends and family and both clubs for their support.

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