More than a game

Wangaratta Rovers female footy program creating winners on and off the field
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REASON TO SMILE: Wangaratta Rovers Ladies U17 football coach Kylie Barton (centre) with players Amelia Garraffo and Georgia Melville share some ‘ribbing’ before training on Wednesday night. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

THE success of AFL women’s football has not only been on the match day battle ground but over the fence as well according to Rovers U17 ladies coach Kylie Barton.

As numbers grow locally, as they are across the nation, more women and girls are benefiting from a positive team environment, Barton said, as well as the physical release contact sports can bring.

Barton coached the U16s last year and will take on the new U17s this season as well as play in the open age team.

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