Breanna Coppin is keen to make her under 18 girls footy debut. But she and her teammates need help.
Old Collegians is calling for teenage girls keen to have a kick.
The under 18 girls are short with the season coming up next month.
"Last I counted about a week ago, we've got 13 players," coach Xavier Couch said. "Ideally, we'd like at least another seven or eight, 10 would be great."
Coppin, who started with Old Collegians a year ago, would love to see new faces at training.
"It's fun and it would be nice to socialise with other girls around Warrnambool and get to know more people and make more friends," the 15-year-old said.
The Geelong Cats supporter, who will play in the ruck, decided to get involved because one of her friends was already with the club.
She added she had improved her skills immensely since joining the Warriors.
The youngster got to play an intra-club match in 2020.
Couch said training catered for all skill levels.
"We're not looking for highly-skilled players, just anyone who is interested in having a kick of the footy," he said. "If you've never kicked a football that doesn't matter, we can start from scratch."
Training is each Tuesday and Thursday night at 4pm at Davidson Oval.
It goes for about an hour.
Couch explained Old Collegians, one of the league's foundation clubs, had 26 players ahead of the 2020 season that didn't happen because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"This year the numbers have just dropped off, we lost three last year due to age - too old - and we're just really struggling," he said.
He figures people are out of their usual routines due to the pandemic.
"We've never had anything like this (the pandemic) before so it must be the habit, having the year off with no sport, people are struggling to get back into it," he said.
He suspects its a trend across numerous sports.
The second-year mentor, who has yet to coach a game, said it was disappointing the 2020 season didn't go ahead because he felt the Warriors were in a good position to make finals.
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