Great cur­tain-raiser for Fre­man­tle girls

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

IT was not a great game for the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers against Carl­ton on Sun­day, but the Fre­man­tle City Dock­ers Youth All Girls team had a screamer in their cur­tain-raiser match against El­len­brook.

In­clement weather was not enough to dampen the spirit – or the skills – of the young girls who dom­i­nated in front of goals to beat El­len­brook 9.10 (64) to 5.3 (33).

South Fre­man­tle dis­trict rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kym Hart said the game sup­ported the de­vel­op­ment of ju­nior and youth foot­ball in the state. “The game was amaz­ing,” she said. “A great day was had by all ex­cept for the Dock­ers’ loss,” she said.

“We have 25 fu­ture foot­ball stars of to­mor­row from Freo city with sim­i­lar num­bers for El­len­brook all girls.

“Ev­ery­one should have the op­por­tu­nity to play the great­est game in the world – AFL Foot­ball.

“The fastest grow­ing di­vi­sion in foot­ball is women’s foot­ball and their ever-grow­ing fan base. We need to pro­vide as many op­por­tu­ni­ties for all girls at var­i­ous lev­els to par­tic­i­pate in foot­ball.”

The Fre­man­tle City Dock­ers Youth All Girls team took out their match against El­len­brook as a cur­tain raiser to the Fre­man­tle ver­sus Carl­ton AFL game on Sun­day.

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