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Jun 6 2023

CTV Winnipeg: 'Only the beginning': The Indigenous girls’ football team that’s making history

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For the first time ever, the Falcons Football Club is fielding a senior girls’ team which is competing in the Manitoba Girls Football Association.
Based in Bonivital, the team is almost entirely made up of Indigenous girls from Sagkeeng First Nation. Most have never played football before and have long commutes just to get to practice.
Through a partnership with a high school in Sagkeeng First Nation and a rise in interest of girls wanting to play football, the Falcons Football Club established its first senior girls’ team.
However, very few of the girls had any experience playing the sport beforehand.
With an experienced coaching staff and just two players with any playing experience, tactically speaking, the goal is simply to learn the fundamentals.
The team will continue to make history later this summer when it competes at a national tournament as the first-ever team made up of all Indigenous girls

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