Our women are not in action in round 3 due to their bye but this does not mean Belinda Ousley will have a week off from footy.
Ousley will be playing on Saturday in the SEWFL Interleague team and she will be representing the Borough. “I’m very proud to represent my beloved Borough in the inaugural SEWFL interleague team,” Ousley said.
She will be playing the match against the Northern FL and this match between the two teams is the only interleague match, which will showcase women’s footy. The other interleague matches feature 29 men’s games across Victoria this Saturday.
“I am starting at Half Forward Flank and wearing number 4,” Ousley said. “Training at Casey and Frankston has required a lot of help from my family with babysitting my 2-year-old daughter, Lucy. But they are all Borough fans too and were more than happy to help me out. They will all be at the game on Saturday before we all race back to North Port to watch the men play.”
In addition Ousley is thrilled to be selected and have the opportunity to take part in the interleague competition. “I am very excited to be selected as the competition was very strong,” she said.
Ousley has enjoyed learning from the other talented females playing in her team and she cannot believe her luck, as she gets to play alongside this talented group of women. “It’s been great to learn different drills and train amongst so much talent,” Ousley said. “The coaches are very supportive and have taught me a lot in our sessions.”
Ousley has played football for many years and has a long history with the Port Melbourne Football Club and she is so grateful she gets to represent this great club this Saturday. “I have played football for many years but opportunities to play representative football have been limited,” she said. “I love the Port Melbourne Football Club and am grateful for the opportunity to represent the Red and Blue.”
We all wish Ousley the very best of luck, as she represents the Borough this Saturday and continues to do the Port Melbourne Football Club proud. She also gets to add to her already storied family history with the Borough.
“My cousin was Frank Johnson Sr who was named Captain of the Borough Team of the Century,” Ousley said. “My involvement in the club is a real family affair.”
Article: Tash Gunawardana (PMFC Women’s Media Officer).