Glitter in the eye as cup touches down

Chloe FraserSound Telegraph
Gilmore College Deadly Sista Girlz Football Acamedy staff and students show off the AFLW Premiership Cup.
Camera IconGilmore College Deadly Sista Girlz Football Acamedy staff and students show off the AFLW Premiership Cup. Credit: Chloe Fraser

Footy fever hit Gilmore College on Friday when the AFLW premiership cup arrived at the school as part of the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Deadly Sista Girlz Program.

The program aims to improve engagement and education among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls, enabling them to make informed decisions about their personal health and wellbeing.

In 2017, the Deadly Sista Girlz expanded to include a football academy open to all female students who show an interest in Australian Rules football.

Wirrpanda Foundation director David Wirrpanda said the introduction of focused sport into the program provided aspiration for young people.

“We are currently working with the girls at grassroots level in our Deadly Sista Girlz program to go to school and make healthy lifestyle choices. To have sporting pathways for these girls would reinforce the work our mentors are doing and provide aspiration for the next generation of indigenous female mentors,” he said.

West Coast Eagles female development manager Jan Cooper visited with the cup on Friday.

Gilmore College Deadly Sista Girlz Football Acamedy students hold the AFLW Premiership Cup.
Camera IconGilmore College Deadly Sista Girlz Football Acamedy students hold the AFLW Premiership Cup. Credit: Chloe Fraser

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