BRODIE Humphrey is too old to play for Terang Mortlake's under 18 girls football team next season.
But that hasn't stopped the 2019-20 captain from hitting the training track with her Bloods teammates.
Terang Mortlake was limited to one Western Victoria Female Football League match this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and, given a lack of time on the track, has opted to return to training early.
It had its first session on Wednesday night.
Humphrey, 18, plans to play for a senior football team next season but remains committed to helping the Bloods' junior squad.
"We all come together, we all have a laugh and we play an unreal game, it's good to see," she said.
"Helping the younger ones is something I always enjoy and having their peers help them as well.
"It's not just me going 'do this, this and this', it's making sure everyone understands and everyone can show each other."
Humphrey, who will play for Bookaar's senior women's cricket team this summer, said she'd always had a passion for football.
"I wanted to play football since I was a kid; I played it at Woorndoo when I was able to and hadn't played for years," she said.
"Some girls started talking about it and we got the team together and it is something I love doing."
Terang Mortlake is inviting any interested players to train at 4pm next Wednesday at D.C Farran Oval in Mortlake.
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"It is a get together, social and exercise but it's also putting the foot out for girls who want to play next year to see if they want to play it or not," Humphrey said.
Humphrey said Terang Mortlake would also like to organise a scratch match against another team or an intraclub match to give players game-style experiences.
She said those opportunities would not be available without the dedication of the Bloods' coaching staff - Alison Kenna, Noel McConnell and Nathan Jones.
"I don't think some of the other girls understand how much work goes into it," Humphrey said.
"Building it from nothing to where we are now has been incredible."