Having a go at footy

Girls of the Cleve Area School had a visit from trailblazers of women's football this week, with the Adelaide Crows hosting a clinic at the school.

2019 AFLW premiership players Sarah Allen and Anne Hatchard were on the Eyre Peninsula for the Optus Crows Cup Carnival in Port Lincoln, where nearly 100 female students across the region participated in a nine-a-side football carnival including two teams from Cleve.

Former Cleve Area School student and SANFLW player Bella Smith was also on the tour as part of her specialist sports school's partnership with the Crows.

Crows female programs officer Madison Hurley said the club would engage with more than 400 students through its clinics during the Eyre Peninsula visit.

"Our aim is to give girls an opportunity to have a go at footy in a fun and safe environment," she said.

"We're always really stoked to see regional areas are making an effort to promote girls football and also starting programs to get girls involved in football."

About 40 girls participated in the clinic at Cleve, held in the school gym to avoid the hot and windy conditions.

Students from years 3-9 participated, with the younger students learning to kick like Eddie Betts and the older students learning kicking and handball drills.