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'Mind blowing' opportunity for Freo girls: Cowan

Michelle Cowan, Kellie Gibson and Amy Lavell chat to the media ahead of the AFLW season. Michelle Cowan, Kellie Gibson and Amy Lavell chat to the media ahead of the AFLW season.

Michelle Cowan has described the opportunity for Fremantle's AFL Women's team to be a part of the first AFL game played at Optus Stadium as ‘mind blowing’ on Monday.

“This stadium is incredible,” Michelle Cowan said.

“It’s absolutely mind blowing to get the opportunity for women’s sport and the first AFL game to be played out there is certainly going to be an amazing day.”

Cowan along with Amy Lavell and Kellie Gibson expressed their excitement to play at Optus Stadium especially for the growth of women’s footy around the country.

“It’s great to have the opportunity for girls of all ages to play footy, it’s a growing sport and we're absolutely loving it,” Kellie Gibson said.

Amy Lavell said she is looking forward to being part of the historic moment and playing at the stadium.

“We’re really looking forward to the challenge and to being part of this brand new stadium, which is amazing,” Lavell said.

Tickets to Fremantle’s round two NAB AFL Women’s clash with Collingwood went on sale to Fremantle members on Monday and the general public on Tuesday 16 January at 9am.

The historic event will also give fans the opportunity to watch the men’s team train, face painting for junior fans and to get signatures from their favourite AFLW and AFL players. 

Tickets are $2 for general admission and include public transport.

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs