Bombers scout for more girls

Riddells Creek's girls side in action earlier this year. Picture supplied

Riddells Creek’s junior football club is looking for more budding players for its youth girls football team for next season.

The Bombers have had a youth girls side for the past four years in the Ballarat Football League’s youth competition, and like the sport, the team has grown each year.

Bombers’ youth girls coach David Broadfoot said the club wanted to grow its girls program.

“It’s growing more popular every year, and the team is such a vital part of the sporting community for girls in Riddells Creek between the ages of 13 and 18.

“We’ve had girls who have represented the league and have been part of the Calder Cannons’ program.”

“Recently, the club has invested a large sum of money into building a girls’ only change room, which shows the support and belief from the club they have in the youth girls team,” Broadfoot said.

“This year, the team had about 13 players. They finished ninth on the ladder with three wins.

“[But] it’s hard to get players, as we are stuck in the middle of two big towns [Gisborne and Sunbury], which also have girls’ teams.

“We are hoping to attract girls from the Macedon, Romsey and surrounding areas to add to the girls from Riddells Creek who want to play,” he said. “We’d like at least another three to four players for next season.

“The football ground is close to bus stops and the train station; it makes it easier.”

The Bombers play games on Sundays and train Wednesday and Friday nights. Broadfoot said the league worked hard to reduce the amount of travel.

“Tim Shearer and Aaron Nunn [from the Ballarat Football League] have been really fantastic with the competition. They try and build our fixture around other junior teams, so the girls play at home when the boys do.”

Details: 0400 955 486 or 0419 513 238.