Get involved in women's soccer

KICKING GOALS: The first ever Naracoorte United Women's team is getting ready for the start of the season. PHOTO: ELISABETH CHAMPION
KICKING GOALS: The first ever Naracoorte United Women's team is getting ready for the start of the season. PHOTO: ELISABETH CHAMPION

It's not too late to be part of Naracoorte sporting history as the first ever Naracoorte United Women's soccer team gets ready to start their season.

Hayley Fulton said the there had been a growing interest in women's sport over the past few years.

"This is our first time trying to involve girls more in the sport," she said.

"Unfortunately there hasn't been a big thing of female sports until the last few years with the AFLW girls.

"It will be nice to bring more awareness of soccer and rather than have the focus on the men all the time, get the girls in the spotlight."

The first season for the women is off to a good start, with enough players involved to field a senior women's team, but more players are always welcome.

"It is looking positive to get at least a senior women's team in, which is a starting point - It's good enough to get our Naracoorte name out there, so it can only go up."

"There are a lot of women out there that are keen to have a go but think they can't because they've never played, or they don't know the rules but that is the whole point of this - we don't care if they know or not, just come and have some fun.

"Everyone is learning together - there is only a couple of us that have played previously before, so anyone is welcome."

Ms Fulton said the team is looking good and working well together.

"There are a lot of players picking up things naturally and getting into it, they are loving the running and things," she said.

"They are meshing really well and communication is everything there - if you click in together straight away it is easier to mould in as a team.

"Learning together is a great thing - most of the players are learning at the same pace, and then you have a couple of the experienced ones that can help guide the others.

"It is looking quite good and it's going to be great fun."

If you want to get involved, phone Hayley Fulton on 0437 104 723 or Jon Thurlow on 0427 608 243 as soon as possible.

The club is also keen to hear from younger female players who may be interested in playing.