As part of #MonashCommunityRound, the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) will feature a number of outstanding community stories in the lead-up to the weekend’s matches.
Next up, the story of Olivia Appleby and the Port Melbourne Colts!
Olivia, 15, with the assistance of Colts Girls Footy Coordinator Kerry Ashbrook, went on quite the pre-season recruitment drive.
From just one girls team in 2016, the Colts have five in competition in 2017 and much of Olivia’s Under 16 side is made up from her own recruiting.
From handing out flyers at schools and fetes to drumming up interest among her friends, Olivia’s story of leadership and initiative is quite something.
Think you have a great community story worth showcasing? Get in touch with SMJFL Media – firstname.lastname@example.org