2017 U11 Girls team, BASL League Cup Runners-Up.
Castlemaine Girls – showing their skills
It’s an exciting time, with the popularity of football exploding in our region and across Australia, for both boys and girls.
In what has been a historically male dominated space, the game is changing and so are the opportunities for our female players.
Girls have long been welcomed to play in the mixed competition at Castlemaine, and over the years we have had many females play with our club, many of them high achievers in the sport. We currently have girls playing in mixed teams across several age groups, and this will still be offered as an option. (See Izzy’s story below.) However, the research clearly show that many girls would prefer to play in an all-girls environment.
We really want to encourage as many girls and women to play as possible, so as a club we are looking to expand and offer a range of options for our female members, from mixed team and all-girls options, through to social and indoor opportunities.
In 2017 we entered our first all girls U11 team into the Bendigo Amateur Soccer League All Girls competition, and we expect to expand the girls teams into different age groups in the 2018 seasons.
Let us know if you are interested.
Girl’s and Women’s social Futsal will continue in Term 1, 2018
Contact Kathryn Hall for more information or to register interest.
phone: 0410 719 451 email: [email protected]
To be further involved in the conversation about Females in Football join our She Plays Football Facebook Group.
Or please speak to a committee member about how you can help locally.