Alpine Observer

Hooper’s departure a blow for Whorouly Alpine Lions raring to go in Youth Girls’ league Tigers’ season ends with loss

- O&K FOOTBALL By CAM POTTER GIRLS’ FOOTBALL By JUSTIN JENVEY CRICKET By JUSTIN JENVEY

THE Alpine Lions are raring to start the AFL North East Border Youth Girls season.

This Saturday the Lions have a practice match against Bulleen Templestow­e, who are coached by Myrtleford’s James Sutherland.

Bulleen Templestow­e has won back to back flags in the Yarra Junior Girls’ League in Melbourne and will travel to the North East for the second straight year for a warm up against the Lions.

Alpine Lions coach Scott Reeb said he was looking forward to seeing how his side performs two weeks out from the start of their campaign.

“We have 30 girls who all can’t wait to get the season under way,” Reeb said.

“The majority of the girls haven’t played before but most are getting a feel for it and improving with every session.

“They’re starting to understand the finer details of the game and how we want to play.

“The girls who have played before have been great teaching the new ones.

“It’s a bit of an unknown going into round one but this weekend will be good for the team and should give us a better idea of things.”

The Alpine Lions and Bulleen Templestow­e girls will play this weekend’s match at Whorouly.

The first round of the AFL North East Border Youth Girls season is on April 1-2.

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