Former West Adelaide hardman Luke Norman says he’s excited to coach Glenelg’s Under-14 Girls team in the Statewide Super Shield starting on Sunday.
Norman – who played 107 SANFL matches for the Bloods between 1997 and 2005 – is embracing his new role at Brighton Road as he continues to be an assistant to Bays Macca’s League coach Matt Lokan.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, Norman also revealed his daughter would be donning the black and gold, having kicked 20 goals for Plympton FC this year.
The 45-year-old – who coached Sturt into the 2009 Macca’s League Grand Final – encouraged as many male past players as possible to get behind female football, particularly in terms of teaching skills and game tactics.
Now in its third season, the Statewide Super Shield involved all eight non-AFL aligned clubs fielding an Under-14 and Under-17 team for a four-week competition played at official SANFL venues.
The Under-17 competition will culminate in a series of finals at Peter Motley Oval on Sunday September 17, while there is no major round for the Under-14 Girls.
The clubs are split into the Crows and Power Divisions under the same alignment as the AFL’s Next Generation Academy system which is used for Indigenous and Multicultural youth also participating in Australian Football.