Lisa-Maree Price inspired to howl with Wolves
FOOTBALL: Twenty years after playing football for Northern New South Wales, Lisa-Maree Price is ready for the next phase of her career with the Warwick Wolves in the Stanthorpe women's competition.
Ten of the 12 players in the squad were at training last week, but Price wants more recruits to turn up tonight to ensure Warwick can field a strong team.
"I am very team-orientated and enthusiastic about going to Stanthorpe," she said.
"It is great; games will be close by and I won't be spending hours travelling to Newcastle every weekend as I did when playing in Lismore."
Angie Furness is the only player in the team who won a premier division premiership with Warwick women in Toowoomba in 2008.
"We can field a strong team from what I see at training," Price said.
"The team has a good mix of experience; I am trying to get a lot of the girls back playing."
She said the aim was to attract as many as possible.
"We need at least 18 players," Furness said.
Most of the Warwick games will be on Saturdays.
Fitness trainer Garry Spence stressed officials understood not everyone could be at training every week.
"There are some players with other commitments on training nights; our training numbers have been pretty consistent."
Jeanna Brose recalled the years when she and twin brother Nathan and sister Bec played juniors in Warwick.
"I want to play again as my kids are old enough to watch and not run on the field," she said.
Jeanna played football at Bribie Island after moving away and is now back to her home town to link with sister Bec in the Wolves team.
"We have been training since October and had a game against a Stanthorpe rep team in Warwick," Jeanna said.
The Wolves hope to organise a social ladies competition to be played at Queens Park in a different time slot to the games at Stanthorpe.
Player names are wanted for the women's competitive team and the ladies social competition. The social players are welcome to train with the women's team.
At a glance
Saturday afternoon games
Team coach Sharon Hill
Thursday training at 6.15pm - Reddies Oval (Aussie Rules ground)
Information Lisa Brown 0422 317910
Sharon Hill 0432 922577