Craigieburn is hoping to expand its female football program for next Essendon District Football League season.

The Eagles had an under-13 team, which won a premiership, and senior women’s team this season, but are hoping to fill in the gaps and add under-11, under-15 and under-18 teams next season.

Eagles women’s football manager Mandy Frost said it was an exciting time for the club.

“We’re really wanting to push female football,” she said.

“It’s such a big thing and we’re pushing for as many females interested from the age of 10 upwards.

“It’s a great club to play footy for.”

The women’s side will start training on November 14 and will train Monday and Wednesday nights up until Christmas.

It will train with the men’s side to start the pre-season, before moving into their own work.

There will be a meet and greet session on November 12.

Dates for the junior girls training are still to be decided.

The Eagles are proving a good training ground for female players, with three players selected in higher squads.

Breanna Meadows has been named in the Calder Cannons summer training squad, while Laura Luci and Maddison Albrecht have been named in the Essendon Football Club’s under-15 Daniher squad.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Marg on 0402 078 188.