It was ladies day at Steelers training camp

LATROBE, Pa. - Football knowledge. Check. Wearing black and gold. Check. An incredible amount of enthusiasm and love for the Steelers. Check, check and double check.

That was the case on Sunday when the Steelers Women's Training Camp, presented by Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, was held at Saint Vincent College, with the event kicking off in the morning and continuing through the team's practice.

"I have been a Steelers fan since I was a little girl," said Sandy Seibert from Marquette, Michigan. "I have been waiting to get here and it's always been sold out and I finally got my act together and I am here. I came alone and have been meeting women, fellow Steelers fans all day.

"This is awesome. I like everything about it. The whole experience. The women are enthusiastic. It's a lot of fun."

Check out photos of the 2015 Women's Training Camp at Saint Vincent College presented by Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Over 300 female fans were on hand to go through some of the same drills the players do, conducted by former Steelers Matt Bahr, Jason Gildon, Gerry Mullins, Antwaan Randle El and Kimo von Oelhoffen, as well as members of the Pittsburgh Passion.

And winning the award for coming the furthest was Nicole Burt, who travelled from Australia to join her mother, Linda Seals, for the camp.

"My mom has been coming the past few years and it just so happened when she started coming I moved to Australia," said Burt, who is originally from Texas but moved to Australia several years ago. "We decided to take a holiday over here. Since Jerome Bettis is going into the Hall of Fame we decided to come to training camp and then go to the Hall of Fame next weekend. I am getting all of my Steelers celebrations in a week.  

"We came to practice on Saturday too and it was nice to see the new guys there, and of course see Ben (Roethlisberger) and all of the other veterans around. On a scale of 1 to 10, this is probably a 20. I am pretty excited."

She wasn't the only one giving the event high marks. For von Oelhoffen being back at camp was something special.

"I love this, being back here in Pittsburgh football, Pittsburgh weather, the Pittsburgh environment," said von Oelhoffen. "This is amazing, amazing. They are into it, they are having fun, and they are working together.

"That is why I love the Steelers. It's awesome. That makes the Steelers who they are. They love their fans. They take care of their fans. They love their players, while they are playing and when they are finished. It's special. It changed my life."

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