Talented Kyabram footballer Alex Mulcahy's time with Calder Cannons came to an end on Tuesday night following two final games with the team.GEORGINA CAHILL July 10, 2014 3:10am
Tuesday night marked the end of an era for talented footballer Alex Mulcahy.
Mulcahy played her final representative youth girls’ match, for Calder Cannons, having been a member of the Youth Girls Academy since 2012.
The youth girls’ program caters for girls between 13 and 18 years old and while Mulcahy turned 18 in February, she can pull on her boots in youth girls’ competitions until the end of the year.
However, her final representative duty was fulfilled on Tuesday night when she played against fellow academy sides North Ballarat Rebels and Sandringham Dragons.
While no score was kept, Cannons dominated both games and Mulcahy booted a goal in the second match against the Rebels.
In 2012, Mulcahy received a letter asking her to attend a trial night for the academy at Visy Park, Melbourne.
Mulcahy was allocated to Calder Cannons due to its closer proximity to her home in Kyabram.
Mulcahy travelled to Craigieburn once a fortnight to train with the Cannons.
‘‘We start at seven at night after the boys train and we do everything from theory to prac work,’’ Mulcahy said.
Mulcahy plays for Kyabram in Shepparton District Junior Football League and won her side’s best-and-fairest award last year.
However, Tuesday marked the first time Mulcahy played since tearing her posterior cruciate ligament at the Youth Girls National Championships in Canberra in May.
Out of several representative duties, captaining Vic Country’s under-18 side at the national championships was Mulcahy’s most treasured experience.
‘‘It was pretty unexpected,’’ Mulcahy said.
‘‘I didn’t even consider getting that so .
Mulcahy also co-captained the Goulburn Murray side at the Subway Shield Carnival in Melbourne in April.
The Goulburn Valley Grammar School Year 12 student got involved in football when her friends started playing Auskick at school and a boy’s mum asked her to come along.
For now Mulcahy will finish the youth girls’ season with Kyabram, but hopes to continue playing in a senior competition.
‘‘I really enjoy playing with all my friends and meeting new people,’’ she said.
‘‘I love the physical side of it and I love running around.
‘‘It’s a unique game, no matter who you’re playing or how good the other team is there’s always challenges.’’
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