By JARROD POTTER
WHILE premierships and league medals are always nice, the main aim for Narre North Foxes this year is simple – get in the position to start a Youth Girls team.
The Foxes recently celebrated their 20th birthday and want to make sure the next 20 years and beyond are even more inclusive and supportive of all footballers in the region.
Putting one or two Youth Girls teams in the black, grey and turquoise and joining the South East Juniors in 2017 is a big ambition, but Narre North has decided to give it a shot for a group of devoted junior girls on the verge of ‘ageing out’ of the boys competitions at the end of this year.
Foxes under-14s players Georgia Rundell, Theresa Cataldo, Taylah Saly and Shannen Herrech wanted to stay loyal and stick by the Foxes once they have to make the switch to the junior girls competition.
Faced with leaving Narre North to join another club, the girls made it clear they’re not going anywhere and want to bring Youth Girls footy to the Foxes ranks.
“It’s because it’s a good club and everybody is very supportive of us,” Cataldo said. “We can keep on playing here and continue with our footy career.”
The club – and especially it’s coterie of keen female footballers – is keen to get both the senior aged Youth Girls and under-15 sides up and running in 2017 and will run a football clinic throughout the next month to generate some interest and see if the numbers stack up for forming the side.
“It means everything – we wanted this club to get involved,” Saly said.
The Foxes’ girls football clinic will be run for footballers aged from eight to 17 of all experience levels to give them a taste of footy ahead of launching the 2017 team.
The sessions will be held each Monday night starting on 11 July, with each clinic going from 5.30pm to 630pm at the Narre North Reserve.
For more information on signing up for the clinic or getting involved with the Foxes’ female football program, contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org