In just one season, Simcoe’s Kendra Heil has been named captain of the Ontario Australian Football League’s Hamilton Wildcats. The 24-year-old also competed with Team Canada against the USA last weekend at the 49th Parallel Cup. (Photo Courtesy of Robert Colburn)
By Jacob Robinson, Simcoe Reformer
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 6:38:40 EDT PM
A multi-sport athlete growing up, Kendra Heil had no idea there was one missing piece to her athletic puzzle.
The Simcoe native found it this summer — Australian rules football.
“I think I fell in love with it because it’s a combination of every sport that I’ve ever played — basketball, volleyball, soccer, rugby,” said Heil. “It has something from everything and that made it very challenging but at the same time very pleasant because I got to use all my skills from previous sports.”