Scottsdale girls take up NTJFA challenge

READY TO FLY: Pre-season training has already begun for the Scottsdale women's under 17 team. The Cabel Hall-led team will compete in the NTJFA for the first time next year. Picture: Supplied

READY TO FLY: Pre-season training has already begun for the Scottsdale women's under 17 team. The Cabel Hall-led team will compete in the NTJFA for the first time next year. Picture: Supplied

Scottsdale Football Club will field a women's team for the first time next year, with an under-17 team set to compete in the NTJFA.

The team has already begun training in preparation for the upcoming season and looks set to join a handful of other teams competing in the league including Evandale and Launceston.  

Coach Cabel Hall said the team had already built a healthy list thanks to players taking the initiative in recruiting other players to the club. 

“We've got up to 30 girls who've indicated they want to play and we've had 25 at training already,” Hall said. 

“We've got girls from Gladstone, Winnaleah, Ringarooma, Bridport and Scottsdale all keen to play with the Scottsdale footy club so it’s a real North-East community feel.”

Hall said he was looking forward to sharing the coaches box with assistant coaches Meg Dennis and Carly Johnson. 

“They're keen to learn and teach the girls at the same time so that’s really exciting that we've got a couple of girls on board there.

“Both those girls have had brothers and fathers and family members growing up with footy and both see the game really well so they're really excited to be involved.”

The team is also looking for a sponsor to help purchase equipment for its debut season. 

Interested businesses or individuals are encouraged to contact Hall on 0418134448. 

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