Col­lege girls to make mark

Joondalup Times - - FRONT PAGE -

IN­CREAS­ING num­bers of girls play­ing foot­ball will see Wan­neroo Se­condary Col­lege in­tro­duce a spe­cial­ist pro­gram next year.

AFL co-or­di­na­tor Tom Moscarda said the school de­cided to in­tro­duce the Year 7 and 8 spe­cial­ist AFLW girls’ pro­gram in 2019 to meet de­mand.

Mr Moscarda said the pro­gram would start with 32 stu­dents.

“Some of the lo­cal pri­mary schools are do­ing great work with their stu­dents and we had our big­gest group of Year 6s trial this year,” he said.

“We ex­pect the pop­u­lar­ity of the game to con­tinue to rise, hence the need to cater for our girls.”

Mr Moscarda said the pro­gram would have an em­pha­sis on fun­da­men­tal skills, im­prov­ing game knowl­edge and fun.

“We’ll look to build re­la­tion­ships with Fre­man­tle and West Perth’s women’s teams and give stu­dents pro­fes­sional coach­ing and re­sources to im­prove,” he said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 9206 6555.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d489212

Teach­ers Tom Moscarda and Scott Minchin with Year 7 stu­dents Carys Hen­drie, Emily Walm­s­ley, Aymie Had­drill and Me­gan Nor­bury.

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