Indigenous talent on show at session

SESSION: Valerie Stewart, Lashanti Maher, Zoe Coleman, teacher Erin Keeley, Cassandra Kugena, Brenton Phillips, Robbie Neill, Rhoda Ken, Bec McMahon and Khazaria Young at the recent Ceduna testing session. Picture: Supplied
SESSION: Valerie Stewart, Lashanti Maher, Zoe Coleman, teacher Erin Keeley, Cassandra Kugena, Brenton Phillips, Robbie Neill, Rhoda Ken, Bec McMahon and Khazaria Young at the recent Ceduna testing session. Picture: Supplied

SANFL state talent manager Brenton Phillips recently visited Ceduna to conduct a female football talent testing session for under 15 Indigenous girls.

The girls were put through their paces for possible inclusion to the state Kickstart squad.

Mr Phillips was assisted at the session by SANFL women's football staff members Robbie Neill and Bec McMahon, along with Far West Football League president Ron Redford.

Six girls from Yalata made the 400-kilometre round trip from the town to participate at the Ceduna Sports Club oval.

The girls enjoyed the experience as they were tested on their agility, vertical jump, speed and general football skills during a two-hour session.

If selected for the squad they will participate in a camp in early October to further develop their football skills both on and off the ground.

They would also be exposed to the elite pathways now available to female footballers.