AFL girls serious
THE AFL Capricornia women’s five-week competition began on Sunday, with six teams playing.
In the local match played at Boyne Oval, BITS Saints went on a rampage, showing no mercy for their Yaralla Mudcrabs opponents.
The Saints scoreboard kept ticking over, as they piled on 17 goals to two in the match.
Kristie McDermott was the leading goal kicker, notching up five in an impressive performance.
Noting the high standard, BITS coach Allan Mostert said his charges had had only four training nights before the match.
“It wasn’t kick and giggle, they were taking it seriously, there was some good tackles laid and good bumps,” Mostert said.
“Considering the amount of exposure the girls have had to the game, I was surprised with how well they played.”
AFL Capricornia development officer Stuart Seager said the games were of a high quality.
The competition came about after BITS player Megan Hunt approached AFLQ and AFL Capricornia on behalf of women who could no longer play in age competitions against males.
BITS Saints 17.10.112 def Gladstone Mudcrabs 2.6.18
Goals: BITS: Kristie McDermott 5, Alana Cook 3, Natalie Davis 3, Nikola Ballinger 2, Bianca Box, Renae Frosio, Natalie Davis, Megan Hunt, Serena Keleher. Gladstone: Chelsea Smith 2.
Best: BITS Saints: Hayley Beaumont, Renae Frosio, Natalie Davis, Megan Hunt, Alana Cook, Kristie McDermott.
Brothers Roos 9.9.63 def Glenmore/Composite 5.5.35
Yeppoon Swans 2.1 4.1 6.3 13.4 (82) def Rockhampton Panthers 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.3 (9)
Goals: Yeppoon: Aimee McGuire 4, Belinda Bird 2, Lauren Jamieson 2, Rachel Higgins, Gabe Watkin, Jo-Anne Hurley, Rachel Boyd, Krystyn Ogilvie. Panthers: Sarah Long.