Students Excited About the Possibility of Powder Puff
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Football season has long been over, but pink jerseys will soon be out and girls will be taking the guys’ place on the field.
This year at Brashier, Assistant Athletic Director Deb Osborne has decided to start up a powder puff flag football team. She hopes to create a team of girls from each grade that will eventually practice as a team and play each other. It will be used as a fundraiser for the athletic program at Brashier and an opportunity for students to come together for something new and exciting.
Before coming to Brashier, Osborne worked at J.L. Mann High School, where there was a very successful powder puff program.
Osborne said, “Powder puff was really successful at J.L. Mann; it was awesome. It promotes school spirit and it’s a lot of fun. If we are able to start it up here at Brashier, I think students will have a lot of fun with it.”
According to Osborne, there will be a cost for the girls that decide to play. Each girl will have to pay about 20-25 dollars, which will go towards jerseys, the lining for the field they will play on, and the athletic program. Practice times and place will not be decided until the teams are created. The girls do not need to know anything about football in order to play, and guys from Brashier will be doing the coaching.
The girls at Brashier are excited about the prospect of a new powder puff team.
Sophomore Audrey Salaita said, “I am so excited! I think it will be a lot of fun and something for all the girls to have a chance to do together. Other schools have it and I was wondering when we would too.”
Sophomore Yianna Kyriacou agrees. “I feel the new powder puff program is a great way to get out and have some fun with just us girls. It’s different for a change and something that I have never actually tried before.”
This will be Brashier’s first powder puff team, but the girls are confident that the team will be successful.
Kyriacou said, “I just hope that girls will sign up and try and make the best of it. I think that if we get enough people involved it will be something to try every year. I haven’t had any powder puff experiences before but I hope I experience some great ones through the Brashier program.”
Sign-ups were held at lunch, and according to Osborne, there were a great number of freshman and sophomore girls that showed interest and signed up. However, the number of junior and senior girls was lacking.
Osborne said, “Hopefully more girls will sign up. If not, we may have to change it to guys’ teams.”
Osborne has been promoting the program and is going to try another round of sign-ups at lunch soon to see if more girls sign up. She is excited about the possibility of powder puff and is hopeful that the girls at Brashier feel the same.
Osborne said, “I need to get people to believe it will be fun. I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t fun.”