Club teaching girls to ‘roar’

WITH women’s football (soccer) the fastest growing sport in Australia, thanks to the success of the Matildas, Bankstown City Lions are giving more girls the opportunity to roar.

Part of Football NSW’s Skills Acquisition Program (SAP), the club has positions available in the Under 10, 11, 12 or 13 years age groups and is urging parents to bring along their daughters on training nights (Tuesdays and Fridays plus Sunday mornings) to have a go at the easy to learn sport and meet others in the family friendly group.
Women’s Convenor for Bankstown City Lions, Denise Hinton, says the club is multicultural – originally starting out as a Macedonian Club – inclusive and safe, with professional coaches to help develop any future Matildas.
“Football is amazing for girls; it gets them out into the fresh air and off their screens,” she explained.
“It’s great for physical and mental health and building confidence and offers a great family atmosphere in which to make friends; it can also help them later in life.
“I got involved when my daughter wanted to follow her brothers into football.
“She loves playing and when she recently moved to Gunnedah as a vet nurse, had no trouble making friends as she was able to join the local club and was immediately welcomed.
“Football can take you wherever you want to go.”
Denise says the Lions are a perfect choice since they are not too big that they don’t care about nurturing the individual players.
“As a non-profit club, we are always extremely grateful to our sponsor Bankstown RSL who have supported us in doing what we do well.”
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