Saints offer ‘come and try’ AFLW opportunity

Saints offer ‘come and try’ AFLW opportunity

CAIRNS Saints want to be part of the AFLW revolution.

The Griffiths Park-based club will today hold a come and try session with an eye to entering a team into this year’s AFL Cairns Womens competition. The 2017 local season consisted of just four teams, with South Cairns beating Manunda on grand final day, and Saints want to make it five.

Saints have 12 interested footballers and are hoping to push that over 20.

Jeda Nash, who was named in South Cairns’ best players in their AFL Cairns Womens premiership, and Jacqueline Dupuy, captain of the Marlin Coast Marlins in the Queensland State Netball League, are confirmed starters for the fledgling Saints.

SURE STARTERS: Jeda Nash, Jacqueline Dupuy and Emily Allen have signed on to the new team and encourage other Cairns women to do the same. Picture: BRENDAN RADKE

“On the back of AFLW having so much success over the last few years, we want to provide an opportunity for girls to play footy at our club,” Cairns Saints President Stephen McIntosh said.

“Our club is built around providing opportunities, not just around footy, but a family community feeling.”

Saints are holding their AFL Womens come and try session this afternoon from 5:45pm to 7:00pm at AFL Cape York House, Buchan St Portsmith.

Interested footballers must be 15 years or older with no experience required.

Article Courtesy of Jordan Gerrans The Cairns Post 24/1/18