Ruby’s on the rampage

WARRANDYTE’S first youth girls’ footy team is taking on its second season and they certainly aren’t afraid to get muddy.Image

Coach Craig Robison says the Warrandyte Ruby’s girls team are just as enthusiastic about football as the guys and are constantly improving.

“After 12 months the group has really improved, especially with kicking and marking. Some girls put in a tackle and you can see that they really love it,” Craig says.

The girls told the Diary they love playing for the team and that any girl should consider playing footy.

“Playing football is good for our reputation because a lot of the guys think we’re weak and don’t want to get muddy – no one believes that we actually tackle anyone,” Josie says.

And Corrin was quick to back up her teammate: “People think foot- ball is something that only really muscly girls do, but there are so many girls playing who are short and small and yet they get really into it. It’s not as scary as people think it is.”

The team has 23 players and the coaches hope to get another girls team up and running by the start of next year.

“There were some people who thought that the girls would only play for a couple of matches then lose interest, but that hasn’t happened. So we’ve proved everybody wrong,” team manager Karen Paul says.

Girls of all skill levels aged be- tween 13 and 17 years who are interested in joining the Ruby Tuesdays team should contact Karen on 0402 327 932.

Published in the Warrandyte Diary, May 2012

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Brianna Piazza

Journalist and travel writer.

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