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Donna takes on next level

NEW ROLE: Lockyer Valley Demons secretary Donna Bowers is the new AFLQ Darling Downs president for next year.
NEW ROLE: Lockyer Valley Demons secretary Donna Bowers is the new AFLQ Darling Downs president for next year. Tom Threadingham

THE Lockyer Valley's own Donna Bowers will head the AFLQ Darling Downs Region's top job for next year.

Announced as the new AFL Darling Downs president last week, the Lockyer Valley Demons secretary said she was proud to take on the new role.

Playing an important part in the forming of the Lockyer Valley Demons in 2009, Bowers said she felt comfortable moving into the new position.

"My husband and I put five years into the Lockyer Valley Demons and our plan was always a five-year business plan to get it up and running," she said.

"So we've been able to step back now.

"They've got a field and they've got amenities coming in, with a canteen in February, and we've got a grant for lights for training, which are going in hopefully by March.

"So we've walked away leaving them with everything we wanted for them.

"I feel I can assist to replicate that across the board.

"I don't believe in just one strong club.

"I think all clubs should be big."

Among numerous plans for next year, Bowers said she hoped to boost women's AFL throughout the region.

"The Lockyer Valley Demons were one of the first three teams that kicked off with a women's team," she said.

"We want to bring out a youth girls' side as well, probably in U17s.

"It'll be a good stepping stone and it gives the girls a pathway because once they hit over 13 years old there's nothing for them but the women's team and not all the teenage girls want to go up against women.

"We create pathways for the boys, so we need to create pathways for the girls as well."

Bowers said she also hoped to strengthen clubs across the board to create a level playing field.

"I think what I'll enjoy most about the role is the women's football and secondly just bringing the clubs together to make it one big growth," she said.

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