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FIRST FOOTBALL LESSON
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Any 'fashions' were football fashions on. the Carlton Oval, last Saturday, when more than 40 girls handled thu ball for- the first time, under the ex- pert guidance of League plavers snob as Jim Park, Frank Gill, and Alf-Egan.
Some lind- borrowed football guern- seys fron» brothers; thc majority wore white shorts, later sullied through con- tact, with thc greasy ground: a few
favored dresses with Hared skirts.
But those who had managed to pro- cure strong: boots for the practice hud 'a'decided ? advantage over thc girls who ha<l thought thin sandshoes woul.l be sufficient protection for n ladylike gamo of football.
"? .' With'1 such fast runners as Mw. Crockett, '. who before her marriage was Miss - Emily Brooks, Australian 100 iyards.^.chamiiion,, and basketball
plifycrs who markeri---with precision anti leapt up to Hie ball (".nth, júdg» nient, thc practice developed .into; 3 dashing game ' of football.
It spoke well for thc match between thc Carlton and Richmond women'.? teams to he held on August 12, in con- nection with tho Carlton Queen Car-
Although tho players were girls, all ? the spectators gathered around tho "onces were men. They were appre- ciative of spiral punts in the Harry Vallencc style, long straight kicks nt goal, and high marks.
The players, ranging from : a tall, In ir girl of Cft. lOin. or m ore, to ¡» little 15-yoar-old Inss.with short,:dark curls,'were in excellent training, and although tho practice was timed ta stop at 10 a.m., their enthusiasm kent it going for another half hour.