Diamond Creek Women’s Football Club is proud to partner with Greensborough College for 2017 in a commitment to the development of women in AFL.
The Academy aims to develop the potential of Greensborough College’s female footballers, who finished well in 2016 coming runners-up to Hallam Senior College in the School Sports Victoria State Championship. Greensborough Sport Co-ordinator and former Diamond Creek player Laura Frazer said “the Academy will not only drive the players’ development but will emphasise academic skills such as organisation, leadership and discipline”.
The 2017 Academy sessions will alternately be held before and after school as well as during lunch- time across terms one, two and four. The players will be required to keep an 80 per cent attendance record at training and a 90 per cent attendance record for their school classes. Current Creeker players Olivia and Charley McFawn will be assistant coaches at Greensborough and the Club is also providing equipment and free access for Greensborough to the Coach the Coach program. Academy students will also be invited to participate in training sessions with the Creekers and will have access to our home ground for their training sessions.
The Academy is one of several initiatives that the Club has developed as part of our Community Liaison Program. The program is supporting junior players and local clubs to develop grassroots women’s football in the region and help create talented footballers of the future.