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History made as U18 girls kick off

David Lee May 17, 2017
CLUB GROWS AND NURTURES WOMEN’S SPORT… The Shepparton United U18 Youth Girls football team took to the grounds recently, which was a history making moment for the club. Photo: Will Adams.

CLUB GROWS AND NURTURES WOMEN’S SPORT… The Shepparton United U18 Youth Girls football team took to the grounds recently, which was a history making moment for the club. Photo: Will Adams.

HISTORY was recently made when the Shepparton United U18 Youth Girls football team kicked off their season for the first time since the club’s beginning.

Shepparton United Football Club U18 Youth Girls coach, Dean Walton said, “This is very exciting time for local football.

“We have a squad of 30 women who take to the field for the first time as part of our U18 team.

“We’ve taken on board the fact that the women’s AFL has really taken off and we see this as a really good opportunity to get involved in not only women’s football but to see this as growth for the Shepparton United Football and Netball Club. We now have eight football and eight netball teams play each weekend representing the Shepparton United Football and Netball Club.

“We are very excited about starting the year. 27 of the 30 girls are brand new to football. This has been a great introduction for not only the girls to football but is great to be welcoming new families into the Shepparton United Football Club.”