Tidal wave of growth

The Miniroos girls Under-9 team are having fun and enjoying their football. 152487

THE Surfside Waves junior numbers have grown remarkably in the past four years.
The junior players now form the biggest sector in terms of numbers with a massive 146 players for 2016 compared with 79 just two years ago.
The club is rapt with the figures and feels it’s a testament to the hard work of the whole committee, the welcoming and ‘can do’ attitude of the club and the huge growth in the demand for playing soccer.
In particular, female participation has skyrocketed. The club has an Under-9 girls team and female participation has grown 200 per cent in two years.
The club has been working hard with its cross-river neighbours, Barwon Heads, to make a combined Barwon Heads/Surfside Waves Under-14 girls team. This gives the Waves two Under-14 girls teams. It seems the future of the round-ball code is bright in the Ocean Grove area.