The Werribee Football Club is continuing to support the growth of women’s football in the Wyndham region and surrounding areas by hosting a free Women’s Football Workshop on Wednesday, December 6 at Avalon Airport Oval.
The workshop follows the Women’s Skills Session hosted by the club in September and again focuses on fast-tracking skill development and game knowledge for local female players.
The evening will be hosted by Werribee VFL kicking coach David Newett and renowned tackle and takedown coach Malcolm Bangs and will feature sessions covering general skills such as gathering ground balls, quick handballs, and overhead marking; and contact-specific skills such as bumping and tackling both in general play and around stoppages.
Werribee community development manager Chris Gallagher said the workshop would offer something for newcomers and returning players who attended the previous session.
“It’s a good entry-level session for female players wanting to sharpen their skills, but it will take a slightly different direction to our last session and therefore provide something new for all the girls who attended back in September,” said Gallagher.
“There will be a bit more of a focus on protecting your body while over the ball and bracing for contact, which are crucial skills for any player learning their way around the game, and the ball skills segments will also focus on areas that are too often neglected but nonetheless hugely important for developing players.”
The workshop begins at 7:30pm and is open to all female players in the Wyndham region and surrounds aged 15 and above.