Women’s football set for first season
Pilbara women’s football organisers are gearing up for their first full season this year.
In November, a small group of locals recruited for a round robin Pilbara female football carnival, and this year there are plans for an established Pilbara women’s football league with the involvement of the WA Football Commission.
Last year’s carnival organiser Keryn Eckersley said the inaugural Pilbara female football season would offer players more structure.
“Last year, we had the people, but we didn’t have anything to offer,” she said.
“This year, we’ve got something to offer and now we’re just trying to get the people.
“The week we created the (Facebook) page, we got over 100 people in a week, so the interest is here.
“It’s just a matter of creating something that they are willing to come for.”
The Pilbara teams are scheduled to play a Mother’s Day Carnival and the Karratha team may play the curtainraiser for the NPFL v Broome Interleague game. Ms Eckersley said Karratha senior and junior female football teams were glad to take on a mix of new and experienced players and were all about “fun, fitness and friendship”.
“At the carnival last year, having that range on the field — AFL players, WAFL players, school-level players, people that have never touched a ball in their life — was awesome because we all learnt something from each other,” she said.
Teams are now recruiting for the 2016 season.
For more information or to join a team, contact WAFC Pilbara regional development manager Vicki Agnew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Karratha female football club kicked off what will be their first full season with a registration day last Saturday.