Girls going at it alone in football this year
FOOTBALL: Meet the team that has put the 'no boys allowed' sign up at the club.
For the second year running, Bargara Football Club will field an all-girls team in the junior Football Bundaberg competition.
The Bargara Pearls will play in under-10s, facing sides that comprises of either all-boys or a mixture of both genders.
The side played last year in under-9s before going up this year.
"They have so much talent in there with so much potential,” Bargara coach Tejuana Revelo said.
"They are really good, they listen really well.
"It's really cool to be around.”
This team is also not afraid to mix it with the boys but Revelo conceded the girls will be challenged.
"I think it is definitely going to tough them up,” she said.
"We hope to show the boys that the girls have got some stuff behind them as well.”
The side will play its first match this weekend with Bargara juniors Taylah Stubbs, Ebony Winkler and Katie Bawden set to be involved.
Stubbs can't wait to play again with the girls.
"I think I might be goalie, so I'm excited by that,” she said.
"It is better to have an all-girls team because when you have boys on your team you find they never pass to you.”
Bawden shares the same feeling.
"I like being on an all-girls team because the boys boss you around,” she said.
"The girls don't do that, they are nice.”
Winkler said she played because her best friends are involved and they encourage her to play.
Bargara FC president Rob Custers hopes that what the club is doing can inspire other clubs to do the same.
"We hope we're trying to grow the girls' game,” he said.
"We're hoping to get other clubs to field their own teams.
"One day we hope they have their own girls' competition.”
The girls face fellow side the Bargara Barracudas in their first match at midday Saturday.