Thuringowa and Heatley Stars were lucky enough to take part in the AFL Diversity Match held in Townsville recently.
The Diversity Match was designed to engage under 16 girls from diverse backgrounds in AFL and to encourage those who’d never played before to give it a go.
Stars Foundation worked in partnership with AFL Queensland and AFL Townsville to prepare the young women for the game.
As part of their preparation, they played in an invitational team in the Schools Tournament in Townsville, where they won two out of three games.
The day before the Diversity match, our Stars had the fantastic opportunity to attend a training session run by the Gold Coast Suns Talent ID Manager and two Gold Coast Suns players.
On the day, our team participated in the Diversity Match with dedication and commitment, and although they didn’t win, they showed brilliant teamwork and learnt many new skills.
It was great to see the bonds of friendship that developed between the girls from two of our programs and observe their obvious pride in being part of Stars Foundation.