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September 27, 2021

Coach of Matilda juniors gives masterclass in Mullumbimby

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Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

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Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

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One of Australia’s top coaches Rae Dower with Sharon Scriven, Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club’s female participation officer. Photo supplied

The Australian football U/17 women’s head coach Rae Dower presented a coaching masterclass to attendees at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club last Thursday evening.

The highly credentialed coach was in the region at the invitation of Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club (MBVFC) as part of the upcoming Female Football week celebrations – a national initiative that gives the community the chance to celebrate the immense growth of the women’s football.

Among other topics, Dower spoke about the competencies she looks for in identifying junior Matildas.

‘Despite the female participation figures being above the national average (24%) within the region, and trending towards 30% of over 7000 registered players, there is much more to be done,’ Football Far North Coast general manager, Steve Mackney said.

Registrations remain open for the 2020 season across all local clubs in the Byron Shire.


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