UHSVU Makes History

By Finn Devlin

A small moment of history was made at University High School Amateur Football Club (UHSVU) this week, as the club held its first ever women’s training, with the aim of entering a team in the new VAFA competition for season 2017.

The Vultures are one of just a handful of clubs attempting to enter a team in the first season of the women’s competition, and Aaron Pincott, who led the first training session, was encouraged by what he saw.

“The participation exceeded all our expectation, with far more girls than we expected coming down to see what AFL football is all about. The enthusiasm and energy was some of the best I’ve seen from any training group. The support and encouraging of each other was fantastic.

Pincott was equally enthused about the team’s prospects in 2017. “Our first session couldn’t have gone any better. It was the perfect kick start to what I am sure will be a very successful team, heading into the inaugural season of the VAFA Women’s League.”

Pincott and UHSVU, a long time supporter of women in sports with a successful netball team and its inaugural women’s AFL team, hopes to attract more budding stars in the coming weeks.

“Whether you’ve played footy before or you’re just keen to see what it’s about, come down and have a kick.”