Emma McBride Supports Local Women in Sports
Killarney Vale AFL celebrated the commencement of the new amenities building works at Adelaide St Oval with the announcement they will be entering a reserve grade women’s team in 2022.
The club held a Come-and-Try-Day last Saturday specifically aimed at recruiting women to the sport who have never played before and the turnout was tremendous.
On hand to support the women's day and to see the progress of the new building was federal member for Dobell, Emma McBride.
“What a great initiative the new change rooms will have to promote women’s sport in the region, particularly for AFL,” she said.
The new amenities will be ready for the start of next season and comprise 4 regional size change rooms. Two of the change rooms will be designated for women only which is a first for sport in this region.
The local players were delighted when McBride joined them in some AFL fitness & ball drills and despite no previous experience, she was quite adept and quick to pick up some nuances of the game.
Killarney Vale AFL President Paul Forster asked McBride if she would consider being their No.1 ticket holder for the women’s teams at the club which she gladly accepted. Despite a busy schedule McBride hopes to attend the new women’s team first home game next year and toss the coin.
Killarney Vale will continue their recruitment drive over the coming weeks with similar events planned. If anyone would like more information on playing for the Bombers new women’s team in 2022 please contact Theresa Haggerty on 0430 944 801 or message the Killarney Vale AFC - Central Coast Bombers Seniors Facebook Page.