Lilly Cusack, head coach Joe Schembri and Sienna Green return for the upcoming football season and look forward to welcoming new players to the Lancefield girls team.

LANCEFIELD Junior Football Netball Club is calling out for female footballers to join the club for the upcoming season.

The club is inviting girls aged 10 to 18 years old to attend pre-season training commencing at the beginning of February.

Girls football coordinator Jacqui Green said players require no football experience – just a passion to learn and grow within the sport.

Green said she was looking forward to another successful year at the club after the success of its inaugural season in 2021, where the Tigers recorded two wins and a draw against the league’s top side.

“We are on the hunt for more budding female footballers to come join us for our 2022 season,” she said.

“Many of our players came to us at the beginning of the season, never having held a football and with limited knowledge of the game. 

“It was our fundamental skill sets worked on at twice weekly training sessions and continuous team building that saw the girls confidence grow over the season… if only it was a full season, who knows where it would have taken us.”

Last year, most of the girls making up the under 15s side were new to the sport, never even holding a football prior to first training.

But Green said Tigerland was the perfect place for new players to give the sport a go, offering a welcoming and supportive environment.

“Lancefield Junior Football Club is an all-inclusive family club and we provide a safe, fun, and family-friendly environment and for the children of ours and the surrounding communities to participate in football and netball,” she said.

“Our mission is to provide the opportunity for all to grow and develop, while learning team discipline and sportsmanship.”

Preseason training commences at 6.30pm on February 8, and will take place each Tuesday and Thursday night.

For more information, people can contact Jacqui Green on 0439 637 767 or girls head coach Joe Schembri on 0407 526 501.

People can also visit the club’s website for regular updates, www.lancefieldjuniorfootballnetballclub.com.au.