Port Stephens Power AFL Club announces Women’s team.

Lauren Cooper, coach and player at Nelson Bay Marlins and Mel Nelson, president and player of Port Stephens Power.
Lauren Cooper, coach and player at Nelson Bay Marlins and Mel Nelson, president and player of Port Stephens Power.


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You help another club to join the competition, building a team from surplus players, working together to better the sport.

This is what the Nelson Bay Marlins and the Port Stephens Power AFL Clubs have announced this week.

Finding themselves with too many keen, passionate AFL women’s players, the Nelson Bay Marlins, who have enjoyed a friendly relationship with Port Stephens Power for a while now, decided that sharing is certainly caring as they worked together on this new venture.

Port Stephens Power Women’s AFL team announced their decision to play in the 2018 season today, inviting players, officials and the media along to celebrate their news.

They are putting the word out there, and they want women from Port Stephens and beyond to come along and have a look at what Women’s AFL is all about.

Mel Nelson, President of Port Stephens Power AFL Club, told News Of The Area, “I love the social aspect of the club, as well as getting fit and enjoying a sport I’ve loved since I was a kid.”

“I am really feeling a sense of empowerment as I learn more and more about the game.”

Player Wendy Pitcher told News Of The Area, “It’s a great opportunity to bond with your kids over their love of their sport and it’s something special to share together.”

“Plus, my kids love to coach me and tell me what to do!” she said.

The Port Stephens Power AFL Club invite anyone wanting to give the sport a go to just come along with the whole family to a training session on Tuesdays at 5pm, free of charge and obligation, and just give it a try.

The season begins in April 2018, but the club will continue to train in the meantime, and will also join with the Marlins to put on some ‘come and try days’ for both seniors and juniors.

You can find more information on Port Stephens Power at their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PSJAFC/

Or Beau on 0408 681 565 and Mel on 0412 067 251.


By Rachael VAUGHAN

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