Our Deadly Sista Girlz from Southern River College, Yule Brook College, and Gilmore College had the opportunity to visit the West Coast Eagles Women's Academy.
The girls were lucky enough to observe their training sessions, and team meetings as the academy prepares for the West Coast Women's team debut in the 2020 season.
Jan Cooper, current head of Female Football at the WCE, and 2015 Female Football Woman of the Year, gave a tour of the facilities and took the time to answer the group’s questions.
Simon Nimmo, the DSG Program Development Manager said, “The experience was incredible and attendees left with a clear picture of a AFLW environment and requirements to reach the elite level.”
The opportunity builds on the Deadly Sista Girlz aim to provide strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander role models, for improved attendance and engagement in education among school-aged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls.
The Wirrpanda Foundation staff and students sincerely thank the West Coast Eagles Women's team for their hospitality and preparedness to facilitate this unique opportunity. We may see a few of the girls on the field again soon!
Deadly Sista Girlz is supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the WA Department of Health.