The Dalyston Football and Netball Club is pleased to introduce a girls footy team this season. The side, which caters for girls aged 13 to 18, will play in the Gippsland Youth Girls Leagues across Gippsland and welcomes girls from across the Bass Coast and South Gippsland region. Girls keen to pull on the Magpie jumper this season are, back, Brianna Magro, Brianna Pupetti and coach Ella Angarane. Front, Dale Egan, Tahlia Cannata and Jade MacDermid.
THE introduction of a girls’ footy team at the Dalyston Football and Netball Club will give local girls the opportunity to pull on the boots this season.
The inaugural team will be coached by Ella Angarane, who has a long association with the club and currently plays netball for the Magpies.
“Dalyston is a family club and we want to provide opportunities for everyone to participate in footy and netball, and promote a healthy lifestyle,” she said.
“It provides a great opportunity for girls to play locally; at the moment they need to travel to Cranbourne which is the closest club.”
The Dalyston side will play in the Gippsland Youth Girls League against teams across Gippsland, predominantly on Sundays.
Currently girls can play in mixed-gender teams until the age of 14, but the Youth Girls teams caters for girls aged 13 to 18.
Ella encourages girls from across the region to join the team.
“While it’s a Dalyston team, we want to encourage all girls from Bass Coast and all over Alberton to join – realistically it’s a Bass Coast and Alberton team,” she said.
“All girls who play netball or are involved with other clubs, along with girls who are interested in playing, are welcome to this team.”
The new team has garnered a great deal of interest so far and Ella is looking to start training on Tuesday, February 24 at 6pm at the Dalyston Recreation Reserve.
Following the first training, one of the powerhouses of women’s footy, the Darebin Falcons, will come to Dalyston for a come and try day on Saturday, February 28.
The Falcons team features some of the best female players in Australia and will be looking to pass on their knowledge and skills on the day.