Katanning students have been hand-picked for the inaugural Upper Great Southern female AFL Academy following the girls’ carnival held in Narrogin last month.
Isabelle Perrin, Taleeah Woods, Zoe Keley, Courtney Woods, Mikayla Kafi, Montanna Taylor, Anniqah Zakaria, Sydney Bolt and Jennai Carter were selected by WA Football Commission talent staff and South Fremantle Football Club coaches who attended the carnival.
The girls will conduct a 10 to 12-week training program and take part in matches against other regional academies later this year. They could also be picked to play with the South Fremantle Rogers Cup team throughout the WA Women’s Football League season.
Katanning Senior High School health and physical education teacher Kyle Sinclair said he was proud of his students’ achievements. “The Katanning girls were spread among four teams and had to join with girls from other schools to create even-numbered teams,” he said.
“For many of the girls, the football clinic conducted by the Stephen Michael Foundation in week three was their first taste of football and the carnival became their first chance to put their skills to the test in a game situation.”