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‘We can all talk the language of football’


Jarrod Sierocki

NSW/ACT excitement machine Lael Kassem, a founding member of the Auburn GIANTS women’s AFL team, kicked an amazing running goal representing her state against QLD!

Lael Kassem, pictured with GWS jet Steve Coniglio has hopes of winning a spot with the Giants’ AFLW team. Picture: Brett Costello

LAEL Kassem was inspired by her nine brothers to play Aussie rules and now she is motivating others to take up the sport.

Kassem is quite possibly the busiest woman in the west. She plays for the predominantly Muslim Auburn-Penrith Giants in Sydney’s premier division as well as coaching their youth girl’s team. She is also studying for her PhD and has just been awarded the Jesaulenko internship and is currently embedded in the Giants’ coaching department.

Jarrod Sierocki

Lael Kassem, pictured with GWS jet Steve Coniglio has hopes of winning a spot with the Giants’ AFLW team. Picture: Brett CostelloSource:News Corp Australia

The internship is named after Carlton Legend Alex Jesaulenko who was born in Aust…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/aflw/muslim-football-star-lael-kassem-breaking-down-barriers-eyeing-giants-aflw-berth/news-story/9a2bf3752b3e297e805c3f8b10e33f44

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