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Keilor Park Making Inroads To Development Of Female Football

By JULIA MONTESANO


KEILOR Park’s Shedevil Development program is in full swing, as the club prepares to boost its female football brigade.

The program takes place every Thursday night and includes programs on ACL prevention, skill development and protecting the head and body.

To assist the program is newly appointed Female Welfare Manager, Carly Brook and Women’s Coordinator, Ian Gwynne, who will provide the female arm of the club with a strong voice in administration circles.

Head coach, Brent Cooper will also play a huge part in the program, after being re-appointed to lead the side in 2019.

He praises the club for its rapid boost in all facets of female football at Keilor Park.

“It’s a fantastic achievement for the club after one year in the senior competition to have a fully functioning women’s committee up and running,” he said.

“To have five to six coaches on board already from juniors through to seniors, making their time available to run a development program every Thursday night is a great achievement.

“It’s a huge opportunity for any girl of any age and skill to come down, play footy, keep fit and have fun with friends.”

The environment to do so will also be female friendly, as the Devils have planned to build female friendly change rooms next year.

The club has also signed a sponsor for the program, and with that money, it plans to purchase new exercise bikes, boxing equipment and other gym equipment to aid fitness development.

This could see female football in Keilor Park grow beyond belief, with the club already experiencing success with its month-old program.

“We have been going for only four weeks and have already seen seven to eight new faces, all of whom have loved the sessions,” Cooper said.

“We have 40 current-listed girls from U13s to seniors already committed for season 2019, it’s really exciting.”

Keilor Park welcomes players of all abilities to participate in the program, and encourages anyone interested to check out @shedevil_footy on Instagram for more information. 

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