Netballer takes on footy role

ST Arnaud netballer Ashley Coghlan will tackle a new role this winter as foundation coach of the Maryborough youth girls football side.

The 19-year-old will steer the Magpies through their first season in the Bendigo Junior Football League, which kicks off this weekend.

Maryborough takes on 2013 runners-up Huntly on home turf at Princes Park at 2.40pm on Sunday.

Coghlan, who previously played netball for Avoca and represented the Maryborough-Castlemaine league, is no stranger to footy.

Her dad Michael was a star at Avoca in the mid-1980s and her brothers Nick and Nathan have played for Avoca and St Arnaud.

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