Our Senior Women’s Team was developed in 2019 and was Coached by 2016 Premier Coach Peter Weston. Peter took the girls all the way through to a Preliminary Final but unfortunately did not make it past the line.
In 2023 the FTGFNC appointed Dwayne Stangherlin as our Senior Women’s Coach for the season. This has given our senior women’s program a new voice and a new direction which is really exciting for our current players and new incoming players for the 2023 season. Dwayne is really passionate about the development of his players but is also very passionate on the relationship and culture the ladies hold within the club to ensure the men and women have a really fun and enjoyable environment throughout the season.
The club is very excited for the future of our Senior Women’s program.
At the time I decided to join the Gully football club I didn’t realise how much it would actually change my life, I’ve met some amazing friends that I’ll keep forever. We’ve bonded as a playing group with the awesome support from our leadership team. The woman’s team is a place of laughter, development and progression. You’re always greeted with smiling faces, It’s the highlight of my week heading down to the oval for training and games.
Abbey Christine (Captian)
Being part of the senior women’s team and the wider FTGFNC community is like having an extended family. From different walks of life, everyone at FTG unites to share in a joint passion and it’s the best feeling knowing you are a part of something special. Joining the women’s team has been one of the best decisions I’ve made- it’s been an amazing opportunity to forge friendships and the club’s values and culture paves the way for an environment to learn and develop skills both on and off the field.
Erin Naylor (Vice Captain)
I love the gully because I have been made to feel apart of a team on the first day of training. I also love the the way in which we train and the interaction the coach Tim has with us as players. I came to the gully after playing my first year of footy for a different club, I felt I needed a change and a different environment to work on my skills as a player and so far that’s what I have for and I have found a deeper love for footy that I didn’t know I had and I can’t wait to get back out there with my gully girls and show the other teams what we are made of.
The reason I love the gully is the great atmosphere. Everyone in the women’s side is there to play a bit of footy, have some fun and keep fit. We all know when we need to get serious on game day but never fail to let loose with the girls and have an overall good time! We have been blessed with great coaches and team mates and can hopefully have the chance to run out on the ground sometime this season!