Girls’ footy is alive and kicking in Rosebud.
The Rosebud Women’s Football Club has become bigger and better since we covered the story in 2015. The number of registrations has soared to 35 for the over 18s open age team, and there’s a women’s youth team and junior club for 15, 16 and 17 year olds.
The seniors train twice a week during footy season while the younger girls train once a week and games are currently played on Sundays at Olympic Park in Rosebud where fun is the main game. There’s always something to do after the siren sounds like after-game award ceremonies, dress-up nights, mid-season balls and an army of volunteers serve around 130 meals every Thursday night after training. Next year AFL Southeast is taking over the running of the league so the Rosebud ‘Buds’ will be playing against teams from up and down bayside (think Mornington, Mt Eliza, Dromana and Rye). Games will be played on Saturdays with the boys (there are two ovals at Olympic Park), to offer punters a real chance to see what the ladies can do and encourage community spirit.
The Rosebud Women’s Football and Netball Club serves as a real reminder on how much we love our sport and what the community is prepared to do to ensure it continues. With four netball teams and three footy teams, the girls are giving it their best shot and are sponsored through Smash FM and Mornington Jeep. If you think you can make the mark, log on to www.rosebudfnc.com.au to find out more, or email firstname.lastname@example.org