ALBURY City’s investment in women’s football is paying dividends with a host of representative honours for its girls.
At the weekend the club’s under 12 girls won the league title.
From that team, Montanna Mathews and Georgina Cominos were part of the AWFA rep squad.
Teammates Mackensy Mathews and Grace Kelly also represented Riverina this year, while Christina Stefanou played for NSW at the national championships.
Striker Molly Goldsworty, now nursing a broken leg courtesy of a clash with a keeper in senior football, was another to represent Riverina at the state titles in under-16s, while Sally Lynch trained with the under-17 Australian team but was cut from the final selection.
Peter Hovar heads up women’s football at east Jelbart Park and said the investment in juniors was a strong focus for Albury City.
“Women’s football has always been a big part of this club,” he said.
“We are generally very strong in all the women’s sides that we enter and have a lot of girls playing in the small sided competition as well.
“And we are pretty lucky to have some very talented players coming through that group as well.”
Hovar said the achievements and experience gained at representative level rubs off on the whole club.
“The maturity the girls bring back to the club from playing and training at those higher levels in invaluable,” he said.