The girls after receiving their jumpers for the Interleague Carnival. Posted in Female Football , Front Page News

With the Interleague fast approaching for this year, we spoke to U16 Girls coach Laura Kane about how the girls are going in the lead up to the carnival.

Coach Kane is thrilled to be part of the SMJFL Interleague coaching team. With 24 girls in the team, things are getting exciting for Kane. 

This is the second year of U16 Girls being involved in the Interleague carnival.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how the girls put in to practice all the hard work they have done,” Kane said. 

Training for the last few months, as well as the intense selection trials our players progress through, has ensured a whole new bunch of girls have joined the Interleague for the first time. 

A few players from last year are also in the ranks. 

Kane said she has been very impressed with the girls’ desire to learn and develop with her coaching style. 

“Training has been excellent thus far,” Kane said. 

“They have listened and applied many of the lessons and tips shared by the coaching team.” 

Kane is herself a previous youth girls football player who found playing representative girls football beneficial for her development on and off the field. 

“I think Interleague offers the girls a high performance environment where they are exposed to a more professional level of preparation, thinking and competition,” Kane said. 

“I think the experience also enhances the standard of their local clubs, as they take back with them the lessons learnt.” 

Using a similar coaching style to that of her techniques used for her role as the Assistant Coach for the Sandringham Dragons TAC Youth Girls Academy, Kane has been impressed with how quickly the girls have adapted. 

The first match for the U16 Girls is against Yarra Junior Football League on this Wednesday May 27. 

Kane is ready for the girls to give it their all in the game.

“Although we expect to come up against a very strong outfit in Yarra JFL, we will apply all the principals and processes learnt, and hope it makes for a competitive match,” Kane said. 

The U16 girls match against the YJFL will be at Macleod Park, 7:50pm. 

For more information about the SMJFL 2015 Interleague, please click here.