In Wagga, girls who play soccer enter in the mixed competition until they’re old enough for women’s.
“Some girls are reluctant if they have to play with the boys,” Football Wagga director Mark Stephens said.
The association plans to resurrect its girls-only competition, using an upcoming gala day as a litmus test for interest in the sport. Nearly 200 primary aged girls have registered for the Mini Matildas carnival at Duke of Kent Oval on July 31.
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