Women’s footy returns after 74 years

A crowd of more than 100 watched on at Wesley Hill Recreation Reserve on Saturday evening, taking in the first match by a women’s football team from the Castlemaine and Mount Alexander region since 1948.
The game saw local side Mt Alexander Falcons, representing the women and gender diverse people of Mount Alexander Shire, take on the West Brunswick Magpies, in an energetic and entertaining match of heavy bumps and hard-ball gets.
Bridging the 74-year gap between the games was Mavis Herbert, who represented the Castlemaine women’s team in 1948 and was welcomed into the Falcons’ changerooms before Saturday’s game as a very special guest. See the Mail for the full story. Out Now.