IT’S fun, it’s competitive and there’s no boys allowed.
The second Waratahs Soccer Club women’s twilight competition will start next month and organisers are hoping to attract more players.
WSC secretary Robyn Churchland said the idea behind the female-only competition was to grow women’s football in Orange.
In the competition’s first season there were 40 players.
They have already surpassed this number for the coming season with five teams entered but there is room for more.
“We’d ultimately like to have eight teams of 10,” Churchland said.
“We want to make it competitive but still fun. We’re not playing for sheep stations.”
Ashleigh Sinclair, Jessica Smith and Kirsty Cresswell didn’t hesitate in returning for the second season.
“It was fun,” Sinclair said of the first competition.
“It’s a good opportunity to have a kick. Then when the winter season starts you’re red hot,” Smith added.
“It helps the club as well,” Cresswell finished.
Churchland said the competition allowed girls and women to play football without having to travel out of Orange or give up a weekend to do so.
Games are played on Tuesday evenings and use 20-minute halves.
People can enter a team or individuals can be put into teams.
“If there are women who are new to Orange we can put them into a team. It’s a great way to meet people,” Churchland said.
The competition is open to experienced players and those who are new to the sport.
Players wear joggers instead of football boots.
The competition will be played over 15 rounds starting on November 13 and finishing on March 19, with a break over Christmas.
Churchland is also looking for sponsors for the competition who might support a round.
To enter a team or individual, or to express your interest in sponsoring a round, contact Robyn Churchland on 6362 8018 or Darren Sinclair on 0419 293 952.
The club’s mixed and men’s twilight competitions start on November 14.