MAKING HISTORY: Port Lincoln female footballer Brooklyn George, who plays with the boys in the Wayback under 13 team, will play for Norwood’s under 16 girls team in the first ever state junior girls league, which begins this weekend.PORT Lincoln female footballer Brooklyn George, 13, will be a part of the Norwood girls under 16 team and will compete in a history-making competition for women’s football in Australia.
The SANFL girls competition is the first of its kind in Australia and will give 302 girls across the state the opportunity to play football for an SANFL club in either of the under 16 or under 14 grades.
Playing for the Wayback under 13s along with all the boys in Port Lincoln, Brooklyn is no stranger to football, having played locally for a number of years.
She said however she was looking forward to taking her talents to Adelaide and seeing where she stacked up against the best girls in the state.
By living on Eyre Peninsula, Brooklyn was zoned to the Norwood Football Club and will play her first game this Saturday against the Woodville-West Torrens Eagles at Coopers Stadium.
Each club will play three games against the other teams in their zone over a three-week period with the best performing teams in either zone facing off in the grand final a week later.
After playing the Eagles this weekend, Norwood will play Central Districts and North Adelaide before one of the four teams gets a crack at the grand final.
Brooklyn said she was looking forward to being a part of an SANFL club and following her dream of one day playing for Port Adelaide in an AFL Women’s competition.
She said she was also eager to play on SANFL ovals and wear the Norwood Football Club guernsey.
Brooklyn will head in to the competition with a slight advantage over most of the other girls as 195 of the 302 registered players in the competition are new to football.
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