Penny Cula-Reid to play game 200

Penny began her football journey at the young age of six when she joined her beloved Murumbeena Junior Football Club. She went on to play just under 150 games as a junior before she had to stop playing in the boys competition.

In 2004 she made headlines when she challenged Football Victoria’s ruling at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and went on to win an important court case that lifted the age for female participation from 12 to 14 years old. Enabling girls to continue playing in junior competitions until they were 14. The ruling helped establish the Youth Girls competitions in Victoria which offers young girls a pathway through to senior competitions.

That same year Penny joined the Sharks and went on to win the Division 2 premiership an achievement she still describes as one of her proudest moments in her football career.

Victoria Under 19 Representative – 2005 & 2006
Victoria Senior Representative – 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Vicorian Metro Representative – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
All-Australian International Rules Representative – 2006
All-Australian – 2005, 2006, 2007
St Kilda Sharks Best & Fairest – 2012
Inaugural AFL women’s draft, selected at pick 42 by the Western Bulldogs – 2013
St Kilda Sharks Team of The Decade – 2016
Selection number 102 in 2016 AFL Women’s Draft – Collingwood

Penny has been an integral part of the Sharks family since she joined the club fourteen years ago and we couldn’t be more thrilled to see Penny celebrating this impressive milestone with the club she started her journey with in 2004.

Congratulations Penny!

Video created by Hayley Maxwell