Young stars hit the field
THE region’s up and coming soccer talent recently showed their stuff at the Alpine gala day in Bright on August 26.
Sides from Bright, Myrtleford, Mt Beauty and Yackandandah all took part in the round robin format at Bright P12 College.
The Myrtleford Regional Girls Development Program team also played on the day, taking on a girls side from Bright.
The Regional Girls Development Program gives girls aged 8-12 the chance to play in an all-girls environment while receiving advanced coaching.
There are currently 30 girls from the Bright, Myrtleford, Mt Beauty and Yackandandah in the squad which trains every Friday night at Myrtleford.
The program was piloted in Mt Beauty 12 months ago and has doubled in size this year.
“All the girls play in their own mixed teams but with the allgirls squad they can develop at a faster rate and hopefully build confidence to want to keep playing,” zone development officer Atila Kerestes said.
The fi nal gala day of the year takes place at Wodonga this Saturday while the Regional Girls Development Program team will finish the year with games against Wangaratta and Shepparton sides in November.