Greenvale is enjoying the challenge it’s facing in Essendon District Football League Women’s division 1.

Fielding a side for the first time, the Jets are yet to taste success this season, but are showing improvement from week to week.

Jets coach Joe Gazzo said he was thrilled with how the side was travelling.

“The girls are really enjoying it,” he said.
“We haven’t had a win, but they have been ticking the boxes that we have wanted them to.

“At the end of the day – win, lose or draw – the girls are enjoying themselves.”

Gazzo said they started well in round one against Aberfeldie 2, but found the going harder in round two against Keilor Park.

He said the Devils, along with Roxburgh Park and Tullamarine, looked the teams to beat early on.

“I think there was some second-round jitters,” he said.

Gazzo said there had been heartening development in the side since pre-season started.

“I can give players instructions and they know what I’m talking about now,” he said.

“There’s been an even spread. You can tell the ones who have played football before – they read the play easier.

“For the girls who have played their first two games, they’ve done quite well.”

The Jets currently have about 19 players on their list, with interest being shown by others coming down to have a look.

Gazzo said they would love to have a few more players on the list to give them a bit more depth.

The Jets had the weekend off due to the Easter break. It was a welcome break for the side, which had a number of sore players after the first two rounds.

Gazzo said it would give the group the chance to recover, with the Queen’s Birthday weekend being the only other break they will have until after the regular season.

The Jets’ job doesn’t get any easier this weekend when they play undefeated Roxburgh Park.

“Hopefully, things get a bit easier after that,” Gazzo said. “They haven’t been scared off by the weekend, which is a good thing.”

In other matches this weekend, Tullamarine will play Moonee Valley and is searching for its second win.

In premier division, Westmeadows will host Aberfeldie 1 on Friday night, while Craigieburn will play Burnside Heights on Sunday.

In the men’s premier competition, Greenvale this week faces Maribyrnong Park after both teams had the weekend off.

In division 1, Westmeadows will again feature on Anzac Day, playing Oak Park.

Craigieburn faces Taylors Lakes, Roxburgh Park plays Hillside and Tullamarine has a night match against West Coburg.

In division 2, Jacana, searching for its first win, will play Keilor Park.


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