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Claremont's Paige Hamilton-Smith, GSFLW's Madi Dallimore and Mereana Wynne and Claremont's Lucinda Fransen.
Camera IconClaremont's Paige Hamilton-Smith, GSFLW's Madi Dallimore and Mereana Wynne and Claremont's Lucinda Fransen. Credit: Laurie Benson

Aspiring Great Southern female footballers, coaches and trainers showed strong support for a range of clinics conducted by Claremont Football Club on Saturday.

Claremont WAWFL players, coaches and staff presented four clinics across the day to train and improve the skills of the female footballers, coaches and trainers in the region.

WA Football Commission Great Southern regional development specialist Jaxon Liddelow said the day was a major success.

Claremont Women's Football Club.
Camera IconClaremont Women's Football Club. Credit: Laurie Benson

“It was great that Claremont were able to come down and deliver these clinics,” he said.

“It was a fantastic turnout and the clinics were well-received.

“We mixed two teams together for the senior clinic and it was fantastic for the local girls to play with and against Claremont players.

GSFLW's Ksharna Coyne and Claremont's Kat Bennett.
Camera IconGSFLW's Ksharna Coyne and Claremont's Kat Bennett. Credit: Laurie Benson

“These clinics shows the girls that there is an opportunity for them to go to Perth and make it.

“Claremont definitely liked the look of some of the players they saw.”

Great Southern player Lily Wilsher-Saa gets her kick away.
Camera IconGreat Southern player Lily Wilsher-Saa gets her kick away. Credit: Laurie Benson

More than 20 Great Southern Football League Women’s players took part in clinic that included a match simulation style game where local players and Claremont players were mixed into two teams.

That was followed by an information session providing a guide on the path to the Claremont women’s program.

Claremont women’s coach Jack Schwarze.
Camera IconClaremont women’s coach Jack Schwarze. Credit: Laurie Benson

A coaching workshop was held focusing on language and coaching techniques when coaching women and girls in football, with an emphasis on the differences between coaching men and women, with six coaches attending.

Nine people turned out for the trainers workshop which provided participants with the chance to learn about and practise common taping techniques for the foot, ankle, and thumb.

A junior and youth clinic was also held.

Great Southern player Jo Woods handballs.
Camera IconGreat Southern player Jo Woods handballs. Credit: Laurie Benson

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