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Kris kicks a goal for the fairer sex

New president of the Coffs Swans junior AFLclub Kris French can?t wait to get her teeth into the role and help the junior playe
New president of the Coffs Swans junior AFLclub Kris French can?t wait to get her teeth into the role and help the junior playe

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

IF it's good enough for Geena Davis to go on TV and run a country then it's good enough for Kris French to run a junior football club.

French has become the first female president of the Coffs Swans junior AFL club and she has no qualms about entering into a field that is traditionally dominated by men.

"I don't think it matters so much," French said about being a woman at the helm.

"Everyone at the club knows that I work hard and the committee this year is a good one."

With her son a member of the under 14s team, French has been a part of the club for six years and she hopes that Sydney's premiership last year will stir up some more players willing to try the code.

"I would like to see the growth of our club and the sport on the North Coast," she added.

"The Swans are a family-oriented club and the welfare of our kids is our main priority here."

French is looking forward this weekend to meeting the families of all the current players that are returning as well as any new players that want to pull on a red and white jumper this season just like the premiership heroes from Sydney.

A family day barbecue and sign-on day is being held this Sunday at the Coffs Harbour Showgrounds with the day kicking off at about 10am.



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