Perceptions of Girls about Their Participation in Aussie Footy

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As the children were having their half time oranges, and the coach was busily organizing the team so that “everyone will be getting a turn,” I noticed one of the players at the back had long hair and an earring. I thought this was quite strange, since the fashion for nine year old boys is more of a prickle cut these days. I didn’t take too much notice as I was more interested in what the coach was saying. Then he mentioned that Natalie would be changing from the forwards to the backs, and it struck me. Yes it was a girl! So much for my stereotype that footy was a boy’s only game.

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