The West Eagles AFL Club will be fielding their very first female team this weekend at the Colts AFL Oval in Port Moresby.
“This is the very first time we are fielding a female team and we are excited to do so,” said Mr Danny Meli, coach of the Men’s Division.
The Club is expected to field one team of twenty-two (22) players, with an eighteen (18) player female team and four (4) reserves for the season proper this year.
The Men’s Team coach, Mr. Meli is currently overseeing training sessions for all men’s and women’s divisions.
“At the moment, we are looking for a coach and trainer, specifically for the women’s team,” Mr Meli said.
Coach Meli added that while they are looking to recruit a coach for the females, he will step in to assist the women with basic training, when needed.
The West Eagles AFL Club is carrying out ongoing recruitment for teams in the women’s division.
Mr Meli expressed the club’s interest for more women teams to take part in the competition.
Despite already having a set team to field, the Club Management hopes for more women and girls to join the club and further excel in their performance in the competition for this season.