THE Glenorchy Knights Junior Football club has enjoyed its first season in the Central Region Junior Football Association, having had a successful year with its first all-girls team.
Coached by mother Sarah Blegg and Glenorchy Knights senior women’s player Alex Hall, the Glenorchy Knights under seven pink team made a wonderful debut by winning most of their games throughout the season.
The inclusion of an all-girls team was made possible following the move from the Northern Suburbs Junior Football Association to the Central Region Junior Football Association.
Ms Blegg, who had two daughters in the team, said the girls loved the experience and had a lot of fun throughout the season.
“It’s great to see their confidence and skills develop,” she said.
“Some of the girls didn’t know how to kick the ball properly, but as the year progressed, they got a lot more confident and they got that real team spirit happening.”
Ms Blegg said the team turned into a family and hoped to encourage more girls to join the club for next season.
“It’s great for their fitness and their confidence – it’s very empowering for young women to participate in soccer or any sport,” she said.
“They’ve got a lot of potential for a future in the sport.”
Glenorchy Knights Juniors are currently seeking expressions of interest for the 2020 season.
“Glenorchy Knights is a great club,” Ms Blegg said.
“It’s very inclusive, very diverse and there’s children from all different backgrounds – it’s a very welcoming club.”
Caption: Glenorchy Knights under seven pink team coaches Alex Hall, far left, and Sarah Blegg, with players, back from left, Heidi White, Lilly Wrigley Isabella Whitney, and front from left, Pendeza Juma, Emily Midson-Mallinson and Esther Juma.