By Julia Montesano
The Coburg Football Club is excited to welcome midfielder, Lauren Sims into its inaugural Senior Women’s team.
Sims only began playing football at the age of 18, but has grown to love the game and play it well very quickly. Not only is she a clever midfielder, but she has also experienced premiership success at the Essendon Doutta Stars in 2019.
“That was a really good experience,” Sims said about winning the Essendon District Football League Senior Women’s Division 1 premiership. “That’s when I probably took footy a bit more seriously.”
Wanting to continue her ambitions to be a serious football player, Sims took up the offer of trying out for Coburg’s Senior Women’s team, after beginning 2021 training with Doutta Stars. She says the enjoyment and professionalism of the club was what really stood out to her, even after just one training session.
“I gave it a shot and I really enjoyed it here,” Sims said. “The club took footy more seriously than others and I kind of like that because I want to give footy my best shot. I just really enjoy it here, the club is really professional.”
Sims attributes this enjoyment and professionalism to her teammates especially, whom she has already formed a strong bond with.
“The girls are fantastic,” she said. “The energy here and the positive vibes are so good. When you come to training, you know everybody’s going to get around you.”
In terms of her own qualities, Sims describes herself as an aggressive team player.
“I always look around for other players and look for a better option,” Sims said. “If I can’t find a better option, I definitely go hard for the ball. I can be an aggressive player, I like a bit of competition.”
As far as personal goals go, Sims has a simple one for herself. In fact, it’s the team goal that inspires her.
“I just want to become the best footy player I can be,” she said. “I want to be better than I am and I am going to try super hard to achieve that. Hopefully we can win some games along the way too.”
Just like Lauren Sims, you can commit to the Lions for 2021 by purchasing one of our 2021 memberships which are on sale now! Make sure you keep up to date with all the news from the Lions new women’s side by following our new page on Instagram @coburgfcw.