Colac Imperials have begun plans to field a senior women’s football side in 2018 following the success of the club’s junior girls’ teams last year.
The Imps hope to field an open-age team and three junior teams, up from two last year, in AFL Barwon’s competition this season.
Club official Tim Hassett said the Imps were still in the process of gauging numbers but signs had been positive so far.
Geelong AFL footballers will come to Colac to host a clinic and registration day for interested players at Colac’s Western Oval on February 6.
“The plan at this stage is to have four teams; under-12, under-15, under-18 and an open side,” Hassett said.
“The response has been phenomenal so far, we’ve got 40-plus registered so far across the four age groups and we’re pretty confident we’ll get a few come along to the registration day,” he said.
Last season the Imps had an under-15 team and an under-19 team, which went on to win a Division Two premiership.
The league has since reduced the age bracket to under-18s meaning the Imps have “about eight” premiership players eligible to play in the club’s first ever senior team.
For the full story see today’s Colac Herald.