Club makes pitch for fe­male play­ers

Weekend Courier - - Sport -

ROCK­ING­HAM United Women’s and Girls (W&G) foot­ball club has pro­vided as­pir­ing fe­male foot­ballers a place to train and play in an all-fe­male friendly en­vi­ron­ment – the first club of its kind in the re­gion.

Paul Gar­nett Re­serve in Cooloongup is the home of the club.

The Un­der-6 to Se­nior fe­male foot­ballers learn new skills and build new friend­ships through par­tic­i­pa­tion in the club.

Rock­ing­ham United W&G FC vice-pres­i­dent Corey House said the club had a pri­mary fo­cus on pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing fe­male foot­ballers.

“There’s enough clubs do­ing the boys so we stay away from that,” he said.

“We want to get an aware­ness out there that there is a home for fe­male foot­ballers in Rock­ing­ham where they can train and play away from the boys, feel com­fort­able, learn new skills and most im­por­tantly have fun.”

The club also caters for young boys through to the Miniroos phase.

Pre-sea­son train­ing for the Se­nior Women’s team starts on Jan­uary 17 and the Ju­nior Girls team on Fe­bru­ary 17. The foot­ball sea­son kicks off in April.

To pre-reg­is­ter, email rock­ing­hamu­nited@hot­

Un­der-6 team mem­ber Jas­min Brown play­ing in the Miniroos Clus­ter game.

Un­der-14 Girls League mem­ber Jaymee Lee Mitchell driv­ing the ball out from de­fence.

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