She brought her muscles from Brussels and gave a Belgian boost to Everton Wolverine under 1 Ever Girl.
At 1,178 centimeters tall, fifteen-year-old Catherine van Meulen played only four games of football but left her mark on the game.
Arriving in Brisbane at the end of 201, Katherine got her first taste of the Australian rules of watching the Brisbane Lions play in Gasba, but her new classmate at Kelvin Grove State College did not turn a deaf ear to her earlier this year. Come for a kick.
Catherine says, “When I was brought to Australia and left my country and friends, I was so mad at my father.
“We settled here as a family and I didn’t know anyone and certainly never heard or saw the AFL.
“Emily and Tilly, along with my classmates and now friends, told me to come to Wolfia and try to break up and I felt like I was in Australia until I started playing and I was happy.
“I have never played a team game before. I love living in Wolf, it’s time to learn about Australian culture, make friends and be angry with my brothers and sisters! ”
This is a milestone year for girls under 1 in Everton Park, not only welcoming the Belgian rookie but also the first time they have fielded their own girls team in the Southeast Queensland competition.
“Last year we played as a merged side with the Ipswich Eagles and there were at least 20 players. This year, both Everton and Ipswich are playing on their own; We have 2 registered girls and I believe Ipswich has 21, ”said Ever Everton Wolves coach Glenn Bedford.
“It’s an incredible year in growth. I think you’ll have to make some of it to make Queensland the home of the AFL last year, as well as with the recent Brisbane Lions AFLW Premiership …” If you look at it, it could be. “
“But still, those girls had so much time last season that it was extremely frustrating to play in a merged team, which we only trained twice in the whole season. They’ve all come back and told their friends who brought their friends.”
The two clubs met on Sunday, having a merging side last year. The Wolves won 3.2 (20) at Ipswich 1.2 (over) at home, beating it by four won on board.
“Four to four is a great start to our season. We only won two games on the merged team last year so it’s great for the girls’ confidence. Ipswich also won their two games. Instead of being two weaker teams after two separate breaks, we two We have become a strong team, ”said Glenn.
Catherine asked what she brings to her team?
“I think she’s really inspiring for girls. She’s someone who’s never watched a game, leave her alone and now she’s just an absolute star and dominating the rock.
“In his second game, he didn’t lose just two taps. He gets stuck in the game and is taken aback.
“The AFLW scouts should come out and see Katherine playing, just consider her talent after the game and persuade her to stay in Australia!”
A bright future for Katherine, and a bright season ahead for the Everton Bulls.