Mel Sands is excited to take on the reigns as playing-coach of the Lake Wendouree women’s football team – making her the maiden female senior coach in the region.
After the Lakers were unable to field a team in the Goldfields women’s division one last season, Sands is eager to get the group back into the competition and is already scouting the local talent.
The motivated Sands said it was important to tap into the plethora of girls now picking up the sport.
“I’m really excited and I can’t wait to bring my enthusiasm and my knowledge to the younger girls who are coming up to play senior footy this year,” Sands said.
Sands, who played in Redan’s grand final team last year, said the value of having female coaches could not be understated.
“I think having a female coach working with female players is a step in the right direction for women’s football in the region.”
Lake Wendouree will host a ‘come and try’ day on February 11.