Great Southern Titans masters football team a way for men to keep healthy and stay connected

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Titans committee members Ricky Inman, Stuart Roberts and Anthony Csermelyi.
Camera IconTitans committee members Ricky Inman, Stuart Roberts and Anthony Csermelyi. Credit: Laurie Benson

There’s a new masters footy team on the block and they’re on the lookout for local men to join in, have a yarn and keep active.

The newly formed Great Southern Titans are on the hunt for players, umpires and volunteers to help get the club off the ground and ready to field an official AFL masters team in 2023.

What started as a way to encourage local Noongar men to keep active has evolved into an open invitation to all men aged 35 and over wanting to dust off their football boots or have a kick for the first time.

Great Southern Titans committee member Ricky Inman said getting involved was a way for men to keep up their physical and mental health, but having fun was the name of the game.

They also aim to travel to surrounding areas to engage men across the Great Southern.

“When we have community events, a lot of blokes don’t say anything, but if you have something that involves men, they all get together and start yarning,” he said.

The Great Southern Titans at a training session.
Camera IconThe Great Southern Titans at a training session. Credit: Supplied

“The idea is that anyone can join, whether you play football or not.

“Just come down and we will teach you how to do it. At the end of the year if you still can’t kick — who cares?

“At least you have been involved and hanging out with us.”

The team held its first training session in February with about 12 community members already on board.

Great Southern Titans committee member Stuart Roberts said training nights would be family-friendly, with a sausage sizzle afterwards.

“We are open to the kids coming down and having a play while the adults train and partners to come down too,” he said.

Great Southern Titans training is held on Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm at the North Road Soccer Grounds.

To join, contact Ricky Inman on 0436 286 640 or Stuart Roberts on 0458 273 441.

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