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Women take up challenge
« on: February 22, 2007, 08:43:21 AM »
WARRNAMBOOL'S Julie Hughson feels better at age 40 than she did five years ago.

She credits her renewed energy to taking up soccer after tiring of watching her daughter Ursula from the sidelines.

Hughson first played indoor soccer a couple of years ago before joining the Warrnambool Wolves' women's competition and has gone on to represent the SheWolves at a number of competitions throughout the state.

``I feel great and it's given me energy to try other things,'' she said.

Taking up netball and golf are two things she was inspired to do.

She has also become an accredited soccer coach, along with another player Brooke Gent.

Hughson has taken on an assistant coach role for the under 16 girls team, while Gent has been helping out with the Active After School soccer program.

Hughson said she loved the game but above all else enjoyed the company.

``It's just great fun,'' she said.

When the women's competition starts up again next Monday night all players will be wearing new uniforms and the SheWolves will be wearing new pink and blue uniforms when they next represent the city.

Hughson said the club was holding a practice match and barbecue at the Harris Street Reserve from 12.30pm Sunday.

``We're still looking for new recruits of any age or skill,'' she said.

Warrnambool Wolves head coach John McMillan urged people to come along and have a go.

``It's just great fun,'' he said. ``Anyone can play.''