Intermediate Girls Footy

Glen Eira College had its inaugural girls football team go out on Thursday 2nd May. The girls had three matches against Elwood College, Mentone Girls Secondary College and Mac. Robertson’s Girls High School.


After having two byes to kick the day off Glen Eira’s first match was against Elwood College. We started strong with Georgia Wood-Freeman dominating the ruck and Gabi Voges and Lilli Soultanakis busy on the wings. Devanshi Vyas was getting plenty of the ball up forward but we just couldn’t put the score on the board. The second half was much the same with Elwood using the ball much better to win by a couple of goals.


The second game Glen Eira came up against a well-drilled Mentone Girls team. The Mentone girls got repeat forward entries and defenders Steffi Delimitrou, Bella Campbell, Cherry Teddu and Mekkhala Kongsawang did their best to keep us in it. The second half we changed it up a bit and fresh midfielders Morgane Morin, Jasmyn Roberts, Noah Degen and Ysabelle Panaligan tackled hard and started winning plenty of the ball. Unfortunately we still lost by 3 or 4 goals.


The last game was against Mac. Robertson’s Girls High School and the game was close throughout. Mandeiya Green led from the front after being moved into the middle of the ground. Jenna Casamento was strong in defence as she had been all day and Tess Keogh moved to Centre Half Forward and provided a great target, plenty of forward pressure and our first goal for the day. Sofia Micmacher did her best in the backline to repel any forward entries but a quick kick on the siren went through for a goal to Mac. Rob for them to win by 3 points.


All in all it was a great effort from the girls, most of whom had never played football before. A special thanks to Zoe Markopoulos who coached the girls brilliantly and the three captains Jenna Casemento, Tess Keogh and Lilli Soultanakis who led from the front all day and did Glen Eira proud.


Bernie Coghlan

Teaching and Learning Leader