Lisa is pictured holding the ball in her WO40/1 team photo.
Lisa Justice is known around Manly Allambie United Football Club as a superwoman, and rightly so. Playing in the women’s over 40’s, coaching and on the committee, Lisa truly does it all!
Lisa joined Manly Allambie five years again when a friend invited her to join their over 35’s team and since then she has become football mad, in the best kind of way.
“I met a great bunch of women who welcomed me in despite never playing football before. My daughters started playing a year or two later and so our Sundays in winter are all about football these days.”
However, Lisa’s time at football doesn’t stop there.
“I coach my daughters under 16 team, and I am VP for Women’s Youth (12-16s), so I am pretty busy with all things football in the local community”
Being part of the Manly Allambie community is an important aspect for Lisa and her involvement there is what makes her the superwoman that she is.
“One of the best things about being part of the MAUFC is how it connects me to my local community. Whether it is going to the local IGA or walking the dog, there is always a familiar face and catch up with someone I know.
“Being part of the club committee, this year has shown how much hard work and commitment goes into building and maintaining the local football community whether it is maintaining grounds, sharing updates on social media, registering players, organising uniforms or the many, many other tasks.
“It is great chance to contribute to this community, to see kids develop and be part of the enthusiasm for the game.” Lisa said.
This enthusiasm is also what makes Lisa an inspiration, not just to young girls or women, but to anyone in the footballing community and believes it is never too late to join!
“Give it a go! Sport makes our lives better – whether it is improving fitness, developing new skills, or making friends. It is not about being a superstar, everyone has something to offer a team and it is never too late to start”.
In celebration of Female Football Week, the MWFA would like to recognise the incredible work of Lisa Justice and thank her for her commitment and dedication to our footballing community.