Skilton stars with BBAFC youngsters

Blacks Ferns; Stephanie Skilton was a hit with BBAFC players. Times photo Wayne Martin

Stephanie Skilton, who is a current NZ Football Fern and captain of the Auckland national league side, was a hit at a session for girls at Bucklands Beach Association Football Club (BBAFC) on last Friday.

Sander Waterland, Director of Football at BBAFC, said: “We had around 20 talented girls coming down for the session and Stephanie was great with the kids.

“She is a great role model for the young girls who one day would love to be like Stephanie. Lots of kids had their ball signed by Stephanie and took photos with her and we heard lots of positive feedback about her.

“We wanted to promote Football for woman in the area and for our football club.”

Ava Purvis has her drink bottle signed by New Zealand football representative Stephanie Skilton. Photos Wayne Martin
Andrea Hawke tackles NZ womens football rep Stephanie Skilton at William Green Domain, Highland Park, during a workshop Stephanie put on for the girls of Bucklands Beach AFC.
Future Black Ferns with NZ rep Stephanie Skilton.
Stephanie Skilton – with her flowers – and the squad.
Stephanie Skilton was kept busy even after the training run.