Evelyn is from the community of Galiwin’ku, also known as Elcho Island. Evelyn joined us at the beginning of 2018, commencing Year 11 at Belmont High School. From the beginning she displayed determination, committment to pursuing her education and football career and she is a true leader. Evelyn is a very talented footballer, signing a contract with the VFLW Geelong Cats team early in 2018 and making her debut in May 2018 against Collingwood. She played a number of games in the VFLW season, but also played with the Seniors at St. Joseph’s Football and Netball club. A memorable match in 2018 was against the NT Thunder VFLW team in Darwin. Evelyn flew with the Geelong Cats team to Darwin to play and then 8 of her team members made the trip to Galiwin’ku to visit her home community and meet her family. Definitely a great experience for Evelyn and her team mates. Evelyn’s goals are to complete Year 12 in Geelong in 2019 and look to pursue further studies, possibly Sport and Recreation.
Take a look at a highlights video of the trip to Galiwin’ku.
CATS MEDIA – video