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Countdown to women’s footy

Friday, 20th April, 2012

GOOD FUN: Women’s football has proven popular in the city. The inaugural season begins next week. GOOD FUN: Women’s football has proven popular in the city. The inaugural season begins next week.

The concept of a women’s football competition will soon be realised with the first game of the inaugural season just over a week away.

It will kick off on April 28 with a total of nine games scheduled for 2012.

The competition has so far attracted strong interest from some of the city’s best sportswomen, however AFL Broken Hill President Peter Nash said West would welcome a few additional players.

“Anyone out there who wants a game and is not too concerned about who they play for, I’d say West would be the team to head for to get plenty of game time,” Mr Nash said.

He said it was an exciting time for women who enjoy football and encouraged anyone interested to check out the draw on the aflbrokenhill.com.au website.

“The clock is ticking, it’s definitely happening and the fixture is up.

“The girls can print that out so they’ll know when they’re playing, because their season is a little different in that they play in blocks of three weeks.”

The city’s best female footballers will also have a chance to represent Broken Hill in a curtain raiser against Port Lincoln in Adelaide.

The game is scheduled for August 25, and Mr Nash said he was confident of the city being able to field a competitive team.

“We’ve just been waiting until the first round before getting any real expressions of interest, but the girls I’ve spoken to are very keen,” he said.

“We’re very hopeful we can make it happen. If we get five or six from each club we’ll have a team, so we’ll look to ramp that up in the future.”

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