Girls’ footy at Narangba Valley SHS has taken another step in development, with a specialised camp held for their budding players.

At the end of Term 1, 22 girls from Years 8-12 took part in the camp, which focussed on themes of leadership and personal challenges.

Held at the Ewen Maddock Wildeco Camp at Landsborough, the Vipers Academy Girls participated in adventure activities including high ropes, rock climbing and ‘sky surfing’, as well as personal development sessions.

Female representatives from AFL Queensland including Julia Price, Sarah Hopkins and Queensland player Katie Brennan visited the girls to emphasise the importance of female leaders in sport and potential career options in AFL.

“This session had an immense impact on the girls and was extremely beneficial in developing their leadership capabilities”, said Shanna Henderson, one of the teachers on the camp.

“Throughout the camp the girls have displayed exceptional behaviour and it was great to see the encouragement and support of the senior leaders to our junior girls.”

The staff and students at Narangba’s Viper Academy hope to make this an annual event.

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