ECHUCA-MOAMA Border Raiders are hoping to boost the number of female players after receiving a grant from the Australian Sports Foundation.
The club was awarded $3960 as part of the ASF’s Giving4Grassroot Sport4Everyone initiative — with the money set to be used to conduct junior girls skills days.
Club president Darryl Brown said the club was receiving the money at the perfect time.
‘‘We are always looking to expand our female program,’’ he explained.
‘‘Other clubs across the region are struggling for participants and we need to work together to keep girls in the game.
‘‘As a club we are striving to have as many girls as possible playing our game.’’
Brown is hoping the success of the women’s national team in recent years can push children towards giving soccer a go.
‘‘Kids are always looking up to their heroes,’’ he said.
‘‘I want to see the kids in our local community follow in the footsteps of their heroes.’’