Kathryn Yuile was influential in creating Narrabundah’s first women’s team, which has now grown from just two teams in state league into five teams, including a Women’s Masters side. During Female Football Week, Kathryn was instrumental in the organization of a Narrabundah run event, with local women’s teams from Canberra coming together for a series of friendly matches that raised over $1200 for local organization Karinya House.
Kathryn played football for eight years before stopping when she was 16 but got back into the game on the other side of the fence in 2007. As the Vice-President of the club and in charge of all football administration for the Female arm of the club, Kathryn said she was honoured to be nominated and receive the award for March.
“It is pretty special, and I guess because I have done it for a while there’s an expectation that I’ll always be around and do it – which I probably will because I can’t help myself,” she laughed.
“But the players and members of the club, particularly the girls who I’ve been with for many years always make me feel valued and my efforts don’t go unnoticed.”
“They are a really special bunch of people – like family, and they make it all worthwhile, I couldn’t imagine playing football with anyone else!”