History made with Sydney Swans Female Athletes
ON Wednesday night, history was made when the first female athletes were welcomed to the Sydney Swans family.
130 girls received their training outfits as they were inducted to the Swans for the launch of it’s ‘Youth Girls Program’.
Sydney Swans CEO and Managing Director Andrew Ireland said it’s a proud day for the club.
“This is really exciting for our football club to be able to welcome our first intake of young female athletes,” Ireland said.
“We’re really proud of the impact that our QBE Sydney Swans Academy has already had on talent pathways and participation across New South Wales.
“Our Youth Girls Program aims to strengthen female participation and provide a pathway for female footballers – and certainly we hope to see some of these girls running out in a Sydney Swans AFLW team in the future.”
General Manager of the QBE Sydney Swans Academy Chris Smith said the Youth Girls Program will eventually grow to more than 500 participants.
Our first intake of girls will continue along a talent pathway through to under 18s with the program set to grow each year as further age groups are added,” Smith said.
“The Academy provides tailored programs to help develop high-level skills and will also teach the girls about the importance of maintaining health, nutrition and a balanced lifestyle.
“We hope the program will continue to help foster a strong AFL culture across New South Wales.”
The Youth Girls Program is proudly supported by Sydney Swans Principal Partner QBE.