The Gladstone Mudcrabs AFL women's team can't wait for the season to kick-off. Stacey Mafrici, Dani Maddick, coach and president Darryl Eilda and Chelsea Smith.
The Gladstone Mudcrabs AFL women's team can't wait for the season to kick-off. Stacey Mafrici, Dani Maddick, coach and president Darryl Eilda and Chelsea Smith. Tom Huntley

Muddies girls back in training, hoping for a hat-trick

AFTER winning two premierships in a row, Gladstone Mudcrabs Australian Football Club women are aiming for a third.

Coach Darryl Eilola said he thought the Muddies girls were in with a chance again this season.

"I'm not counting my chickens before they hatch, but I reckon we'll have a cracker of a season," Eilola said.

Although he said you could never predict how a season was going to go due to things like injury concerns, he said he was happy with the team.

The girls had been back at training since January and with 24 players already signed up Eilola said it was going well.

"We picked up quite a few more girls," he said.

"Hopefully we are going to be really strong again this year."

Though the club picked up a number of new players last season, Eilola said the skill level improved a lot as the season wore on.

"Once they started picking up the game they got better as the season went through," he said.

The club was keen to have a few more players of any experience level.

"Any girls keen to come down and have a game of Australian football are most welcome," Eilola said.

Eilola said the best time for interested people to turn up to training was 6.30pm on Wednesday nights at Clinton Park.



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