Womens Football



Player name: Marika Armstrong

Nick name: Strongbow

Age: 42

Height: 178cms

Occupation: Newspaper delivery driver

AFL Supported Team: Essendon

When did you begin your AFLW journey? 2016

Position on field: Full forward

Who was your favourite sports person growing up? Steffi Graf, Tim Watson, Gavin Wanganeen, Cathy Freeman

What will you remember most from 2017? The support of teammates

What made you want to play for Red Hill the most? They were so keen to have us and included us

Why do you think you ended up choosing football as the sport to play? I always loved footy as a kid….just wish I was 22 instead of 42…but so glad women now have places to continue their love of football and don’t have to give it up because there was no options like when I was a teenager

What’s one piece of advice you would give to young girls playing football: Have fun, look after your teammates and practice the basics

What has been the best sporting event you have ever witnessed? 2000 AFL grand final

Which teammate did you learn something new from last season: MG

Highlight of your footy career so far: Running out for my first game of footy at the age of 41

My teammates would say I…. am loud on game day

In the 2018 season I will…. hopefully watch my teammates enjoy the team environment



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