Chiara Moretta earns Women’s Rising Star nomination
Congratulations to Sheagle Chiara Moretta who this week was announced as the first-ever VAFA’s Women’s Rising Star nominee, after a brilliant display where she recorded six goals in the round 1 victory against Bulleen Templestowe.
Chiara had never played football before this season, in fact the first time she had any involvement in football was during the November and December pre-season training at the club.
Chiara was invited to play football by friends who had joined the Sheagles after they met with Chiara from playing basketball with her.
Chiara plays like Sarah “Tex” Perkins (Chiara “Tex” Moretta) and she has enormous strength and courage, yet with a really soft touch and gentle hands she is a very strong mark of the football. She is always chatting away and is known for it down at Marcellin with her outgoing and gentle personality.
Having never played football before, Chiara comes from a basketball background which has been a great asset in her ball handling skills and ability to mark, control the football and protect the ball drop zone. Her kicking skills have improved dramatically from the drills run by coaching staff Tom Stafford, Luke Boyd and Tim Money. Chiara is a strong target up forward for Marcellin in the inaugural year of the VAFA Women’s Competition.
Well done, Chiara!
Image: Peter Steven