It’s always an honour to be tapped on the shoulder and asked to take on a role at a club and that’s exactly what happened to Abbie Storer. The President of the Coburg Districts Football Club knew she had the skills to get involved in the All Girls Auskick and since then, Abbie’s involvement has snowballed. Abbie feels like the club is her home away from home after growing up watching her Dad play nearly 500 games there.
Abbie is a coach and the Female Football Coordinator which encompasses a lot of different tasks and activities, including coach development, sitting on the Junior Committee, researching and writing grant applications, sourcing sponsorships, liaising with council and other community members, organising and running clinics in schools, recruiting new players/families, and promoting the club, particularly the female junior and senior programs.
The Female Football Program has been a real success so far, with many dedicated and enthusiastic people supporting girls and women to play footy. In the last two years, the club has generated an All Girls Auskick Group, an Under 9, Under 11 and Under 13 girls teams, as well as a Senior Women’s team – all club firsts.
Abbie insists she doesn’t do it all on her own and is well supported by players, parents and club members to coordinate the program. Abbie’s hope is to build a sustainable Female Football Program that serves the families and community of Moreland and surrounds for many years to come. She wants Coburg Districts FC to be synonymous with girls and women’s footy.
Abbie says Coburg Districts FC make footy fun and accessible for all. Club members work together to create a safe and inclusive space for our diverse community to enjoy team sport, make new friends and develop their leadership skills.
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