Girls in Brisbane’s west are benefitting from the successful launch of Colleges United’s first AIA Vitality MiniRoos Kick-Off For Girls program.
Over 14 girls have participated throughout the first month of the Mount Crosby club’s program, which has been met with praise from coaches and parents.
Kick-Off For Girls allows female juniors to build confidence while learning the basic skills of the game without the added pressure of performing in games against other teams.
With an identified aim to build the club’s junior girls base, Colleges United Secretary Jenine Mortell believes the program is the perfect way to introduce new players to the sport.
“I would love to see us build on this in terms of numbers and girls development,” said Mortell.
“There seems to be a lot of girls in this area that are starting to take a big interest in the sport and the Kick-Off For Girls program allows us to introduce them to football in a safe club environment.”
The initiative has also helped the club form a closer relationship with local schools, who have shown their support by distributing program information to students.
Mortell believes the success of the program is in part due to the ease of set-up and promotional tools provided by Football Federation Australia.
“It was easy, no harder than any other normal registration process and the gear looks great around the ground,” she said.
“Ideally the pinnacle would be to have an all-girls team that can play in an all-girls competition and maybe have one girls team in each age group going forward.
“We can only go on to bigger and better things from here I hope.”