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Mish Booth - just 2 good, on land and sea


Fitzroy-ACU Women 2 Captain, Mish Booth, has what it takes to lead a young squad with courage and distinction. Shes an experienced sea dog, who for over 20 years has sailed on yachts in various guises, exploring the Caribbean, delivering boats up and down the east coast of Australia and, for 13 of those years, working on Sydney Harbour.

When younger, Mish played tennis, then during her time in Sydney, played Oztag a game similar to touch footy. But like most women across all codes, during her younger years Mishs experience of Aussie Rules was restricted to having a kick with the boys at school.

Girls weren't allowed to play back in my day,she says.

After 17 years away, Mish landed back in Melbourne at the right time. Missing footy more than anything else shed left behind, Mish took the opportunity of joining the Roy Girls in their establishment year.

I moved to Fitzroy North and they were starting a team so I thought I'd have a crack,says Mish. Fitzroy has an amazing sense of community which makes you proud to pull on the jumper./p>

With her tongue planted firmly in her cheek, Mish reckons her goals as captain are to try and use as many footy clichs as possible to motivate the team.

I just want to play my role, get around the girls,she says. As a group we're taking it one game at a time and improving every week, which is great./p>

On a more serious note, Mish pays credit to coaches Mick Symonds and Jo Hogan, and their helpers on game day, for all the time and effort they put in.

I just love getting to run around with a bunch of awesome girls who you'd probably never get to meet if it wasn't for footy,says Mish.

So to everyone at Fitzroy who believed in women's footy, #Royspect!

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