Koroit led the way in women's football

MOTELY CREW: The 2007 Koroit Auskick mother's football team at Victoria Park. The ladies were all smiles despite losing the game to their more talented children.
MOTELY CREW: The 2007 Koroit Auskick mother's football team at Victoria Park. The ladies were all smiles despite losing the game to their more talented children.

ONE of the most welcome additions to football in recent times has been the promotion of the sport for women.

Heading into its second season, the AFL women’s league is a juggernaut, with big crowds expected to come through the gates again.

This has raised the profile of football as a viable sporting option for young girls across the country to pursue.

While Koroit may be seen as a small country town that sticks by long-held traditions and concepts, when it comes to women’s football, it is ahead of its time.

This picture was taken in 2007 and features the Koroit Auskick mother’s team.

This brave bunch of ladies took on the toughest of opponents, their children.

The game became an annual event and was fiercely contested. 

While the children had no fear or favour, the mother’s competitive spirit came through, muscling out the nurturing instinct for the duration of the game.

But it was youth that was to triumph, the mother’s team unable to wrestle victory from their children’s hands.