Any budding female footballers are being encouraged to attend a clinic at Nathalia tomorrow, where Melbourne University star Bronwyn McGorlick will put players through their paces.GEORGINA CAHILL June 26, 2014 3:10am
Goulburn Valley girls will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best female footballers in the business tomorrow afternoon.
Former Melbourne University Women’s Football Club player Bronwyn McGorlick will pass on her knowledge when she and Kyabram youth girls’ coach Brett Hicks hold a clinic open to girls who are interested in playing the sport.
Girls will learn skills and practice drills at the clinic at Nathalia Recreation Reserve at 5
The 34-year-old is somewhat of a legend at Melbourne University Women’s Football Club.
McGorlick grew up in Wunghnu and has recently returned to Shepparton to teach at St Augustine’s College at Kyabram.
The former Victorian Women’s Football League player and Mugars president pulled on her boots 221 times for Melbourne University and holds the club record for most games played.
McGorlick joined MUWFC when she moved to Melbourne to study as an 18-year-old in 1998.
She said she was exposed to the sport when she moved to the city.
‘‘I didn’t really have any opportunities (to play football) in the country back then,’’ McGorlick said.
While McGorlick has hung up her boots at the top level, she’s helping build the profile of the sport in the Goulburn Valley.
‘‘I’m really, really keen to see opportunities for girls to get involved in footy,’’ McGorlick said.
‘‘There’s quite a few opportunities for girls to play footy in metropolitan areas and I’d like to see those opportunities in the country.
‘‘I think it’s the best sport in the world.’’
Since returning to the region last school term, McGorlick helped coach the Shepparton District Junior Football League youth girls’ interleague team against Bendigo Junior Football League on June 1.
She hopes the one-off clinic will attract strong attendance with the view to hold more.
‘‘I’m really encouraging as many girls to get along as they can,’’ she said.
Police are asking for information about an assault in Shepparton that left a man with serious facial injuries and broken bones last month.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Emily Umbers has been helping members of the Maasai community to get a toilet.
St Joseph’s Primary School students took part in an extended after-school stay.
Fraser sure has aces in spades
A great day brought big numbers to Station St in Seymour.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Nominations are being sought for the annual Axedale CWA community youth award.
Access to Ulupna Island has been blocked at key points, leaving local residents and businesses rallying for a re-opening in a bid to save tourism dollars.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.