The Carisbrook Lions, now the Carisbrook Lady Redbacks, have made a huge impact on local women’s football in the short time the side has been together, and this year promises to be even bigger and better as the team welcomes two new coaches.
Formerly known as the MCDFNL Lions, the side made history when it won the first Victorian Women’s Football League Championship in 2016, the same year the team was created.
Aligning with the Carisbrook Football Netball Club last year to become the Carisbrook Lions and now the Carisbrook Lady Redbacks, the team went on to again become the first premiers of the AFL Goldfields senior women’s football competition.
The side has now introduced a dual coaching role, taken on by current players Kaitlyn Kile and Holly Beavis.
Kile, who has been with the club since its inception, will be taking on the role from her sister, outgoing coach Jess Kile.
Taking on leadership roles within the club in the past, Kile said she is looking forward to tackling the coaching job.
“My sister Jess coached for the last two years and I had a bit of a leadership role with her,” she said.
“I’ve been here since the beginning and last year I captained our premiership winning team.”
Kile said she is looking forward to a dual coaching position and working with Beavis.
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