Thunder scratches line-up

LACK of players has led to Bendigo Thunder deciding to drop its division five team from this season's Victorian Women's Football League competition.

The club's board voted not to pursue with fielding a second team in 2014.

CHALLENGE: Bendigo Thunder before the Premier League clash with Darebin. Picture: GLEN DANIELS

CHALLENGE: Bendigo Thunder before the Premier League clash with Darebin. Picture: GLEN DANIELS

It's been a tough start to Thunder's first campaign in Premier division.

After much discussion the club's board decided that the infrastructure required to continue with a second team in division five was not in place.

“It is in the best interest of the club to focus on the building of our Premier Division side for the rest of the season and build a strong base for the establishment of a second side in 2015," said club president Beth Taylor.

“This does not mean that the club is abandoning its commitment to new or beginning players. We will continue to work closely with the Bendigo and Shepparton Youth Girls teams and competitions to provide pathways and opportunities to participate in senior women’s football. 

"We have had more than 20 women who have expressed an interest in playing, but have not been able to consistently attend training nor commit to playing regularly. The club will be inviting these, and others who wish to play for fun, to skill development opportunities throughout the season."

Any women interested in developing their football skills can join in Thunder's training on Wednesday and Friday from 6pm to 7.30pm at Kangaroo Flat's Dower Park.

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