Fredericks' focus on fun for Girl Power
NEW Bay Power women's coach Jadon Fredericks wants to bring fun back to Aussie rules football.
Fredericks will coach Girl Power for the upcoming season, the first women's competition run by AFL Wide Bay.
His focus is long-term.
"We are trying to build a foundation that can last years, not just this year,” Fredericks said. "Right now we trying to have fun and just building on that.”
The inaugural AFL Wide Bay Women's competition will feature teams from all five AFL Wide Bay clubs - Bay Power, Hervey Bay Bombers, Maryborough Bears, The Waves and Brothers Bulldogs - and Gympie Cats, who have previously played in the AFL Sunshine Coast.
"We've got a lot of girls who have never touched a footy before,” he said.
"Nobody knows what to expect, noone knows what the other teams will have.
"It's a big stepping stone but there's a lot of excitement. They just want to get out there and play.”
Fredericks said his goal was limited to results.
"If they come off the field with a smile on their face, gave it everything they've got and they're happy, that's all that matters to me,” Fredericks said.
Maryborough's Port City Park will host a Lightning Cup on February 3.