Football girls wanted for first Warwick women's team
SHARON Hill wants 20 players to launch the first Warwick women's team in the history of the Stanthorpe Football Association.
Warwick Wolves have won one premier division premiership in Toowoomba, but have not fielded a women's team for the past two seasons.
Hill played open futsal for Queensland and Southern Conference women's premier division in England for Slough and on the Sunshine Coast before moving to Warwick in 2010.
"We have 10 players interested and want to find another 10 in the next fortnight so we can have some friendly games and a seven-a-side competition prior to the start of the 2014 season," Hill said.
"Women's football has increased in popularity in the past decade with more and more girls playing from a young age."
Players aged 14 and older are welcome, regardless of experience.
Warwick already fields senior men and colts teams in Stanthorpe where there are at present six women's teams, including Tenterfield.
Hill has been appointed non-playing coach for 2014 and now coaches more than 40 under-5 players in Warwick juniors.
"Most of our 10 players already interested are new to the sport. We want players from past Warwick teams to join to give us more experience," she said.
"The aim of this team is to provide a quality team for the young girls coming through juniors to join."
Prospective players welcome to call Hill on 0432922577, by contacting the club via email email@example.com or via the Warwick District Football Association Facebook page.