Springwood United’s Female Football Coordinator Rene Dempsey was delighted with how the rebooted Community Football season finished up, especially during a period where COVID-19 threatened to shutdown the code for the year.
The Nepean Football Association based club got on with the show where they, like hundreds of other NSW based grassroots clubs, managed to pull through a condensed season enjoying the world game across all its age groups, but in Dempsey’s case, saw their female football figures rise in popularity.
“COVID -19 was a bit of a wet blanket when it came to our 2020 plans for female Football at Springwood United FC and many of our projects have been put on hold until 2021.
“This however did not dampen our spirits.
“We have a had a wonderfully successful year in the female football space with registrations high and teams created in just about every age group from the Under 7’s upward.
“We have seen some spectacular football on the park.
“We were successful in attaining a Local Sports Grant to also fund a ball per female player and we tried to find a way we could celebrate to distribute these balls that fell within the COVID guidelines.
“We decided to run a Gala night where Springwood girls’ teams will played against other Springwood girls’ teams just recently and we had a blast doing it.
“We had some of our Senior Ladies running warm up sessions, refereeing the games and running the lines.
“The girls were very excited with it all as they ended the 2020 season off on a high.”