St Mary’s Salesian is a strong, family oriented community football club based at Ferndale Park in Glen Iris. The club plays in the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA) where all players play for the love of the game. We were a foundation club in the inaugural VAFA Women’s League which commenced in 2017.
2017 was a wonderful year for Women’s Football at our club, with the successful introduction of two women’s teams and a Women’s Premiership in our 1st year. Our 2017 Women’s (1) team won the inaugural Development Division 1 Premiership, whilst our Women’s (2) team competed strongly in Development Divsion 4.
In addition to our two women’s teams, we also field three open-age men’s teams, and our seniors will be playing in Premier C in 2018 for the first time in the club’s history. St Mary’s Salesian has a strong and stable voluntary committee, and is financially stable. We are a very respected club in the VAFA both on and off the field.
Choosing St Mary’s Salesian is a great choice – you will have a lot of fun both on and off the field
FOOTBALL AT ST MARY’S SALESIAN
Our club is a very good fit for players of all ages looking to play Women’s football in 2018 (and beyond). Our playing ranges from those who have played before to those who are new to the game.
We have two very experienced coaches, Damian Sutherland and Simon Brownhill, and their coaching philosophy highlights both skills development and fitness. We encourage each player to develop and to strive to be the best they can, no matter their skill level.
As one of the few clubs in the VAFA Women’s Competition that has two teams, all our players are able to play at a level that best suits them. It also ensures that you will get a game each week.
We are a very good destination club for players who are looking for a pathway into higher level Women’s Football. Two of our players, Lisa Davie and Tash Rappos both played in the first-ever VAFA Women’s Big V Representative side, which defeated AFL Goldfields by 49 points in North Ballarat on Sunday July 9.
SOCIAL AT ST MARY’S SALESIAN
You will be joining a very welcoming and inclusive club which will provide you with the social environment for you to make new and lifelong friends. Ours is a young playing list, and our players come from a diverse range of junior backgrounds. We have roughly equal numbers of women’s and men’s players, and they are around the same age group which enables us to successfully operate in a one-club environment where all players from all teams participate equally in the life of the club. All our club functions are attended equally by players from all teams, and are attended by both our male and female players and supporters.
You’ll have a lot to look forward to at St Mary’s Salesian with a packed social calendar including: Cruises, Annual Balls & House party styled events.
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PLAYERS, LOCAL SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR CLUBS
As a club, we are very interested in developing on-going relationships with schools and junior clubs in our area, and to offer girls a pathway into a club where they can play football once they have left school. Please email us with any questions or for more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org