South Launceston announces Emily Perkins as women's new football coach

TOP DOG: Inaugural South Launceston women's coach Emily Perkins is all smiles.

TOP DOG: Inaugural South Launceston women's coach Emily Perkins is all smiles.

Debbie Reynolds fired a first shot in the North revolution.

The impact of its historic first women’s football coach earned her promotion as second-in-command to TSL men’s coach Sam Lonergan at Launceston. 

Now South Launceston has upped the ante, just two weeks after winning one of two new TWL North licences.

The Bulldogs announced this week club sports trainer Emily Perkins will coach the women’s side inaugural side.

“Emily is passionate about the growth of women's football and is looking forward to heading up the new Bulldogs team. We wish Emily all the best with her new role,” club president Felicity Viney told Bulldogs supporters on their Facebook page.

The 26-year-old school teacher plans to hold a meet-and-greet with prospective new players next Wednesday night at the club’s headquarters in Youngtown.

South Launceston with George Town will join established sides Rocherlea, Evandale, Scottsdale and Prospect Hawks in the 2018 season.