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First Rainbow Women's Team Takes to the Field

8th April 2018

Noon at the University oval witnessed the first women's team to wear the rainbow colours. Playing in the Southern Football League against the Lauderdale Bombers, history was made.





Coach Gerry O'Dea had the following to say about the first season.

Player gains to club with experience: Eli Fornells Vernet, Amy Madsen, Issy Ermacora, Ellie Kierath, Georgie Patrikopolous, Jemima Hutchins.

Key players to drive development of team: Everyone.

University Rainbows are in their inaugural season with a significant number of players who are new to the game. There is great excitement at the club with the advent of the first University Women’s team, and the players are training accordingly, determined to make a strong statement  this season. Numbers have been good for the last month, with a largely skills-based training program designed to fast-track skill development and introduce reliable ball movement. This season will be a steep learning curve, but there is an optimistic feel from the players who are looking forward to the challenge and in setting a strong foundation for the future. The playing group have also adopted a strong set of Rainbow Standards, to keep everyone focussed and on-task; both on and off the field this season.

Name of co-captains. Erin Chivers and Alice Thompson

Name of coach. Gerry O’Dea

Manager. Kirsty Hay


Back Row - Left to Right:
Theresa Martin, Eve Taylor, Tarnith Kelly, Georgie Patrikopoulos, Jemima Hutchins, Amy Wing, Liv Richardson, Nat Gulliver,
Mel Targett, Issy Ermacora, April Kenneally, Hannah Steele, Tessa Brinsmead, Jonty Morgan (Assistant Coach)

Front Row - Left to Right
Chloe Marquis, Sam Rose, Pep Salmon, Ellie Kierath, Erin Lee Chivers (C), Alice Thompson (C), Sarah Ikin,
Amy Madsen (VC), Lauren McKeogh, Gerry O'Dea (Coach)

Eli Fornells Vernet (VC), Alice Terry, Bella Memed, Bella Curran, Isabella Duffie, Mimi Refaei, Ruby Campbell,
Emma Storey, Molly Garrett

Co-Captain Alice Thompson wins the first toss.

Let the game begin?

A nervous bench




    First goal!

...and another

                                                        Quarter time

Well done to all the coaching staff and the ladies wearing the Rainbow colours.