Warragul Colts faced the Newborough Blues in the Central Gippsland Junior Football League’s Youth Girls Grand Final in Moe on Sunday.
Image: The Colts pre-game. Photo credit: Warragul Colts JFC
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It was the second time the team had faced a grand final and at quarter time the Colts led 1.0-6 to nil.
The team didn’t fare so well for the rest of the game though. With several injuries, the Colts lost to Newborough, 1.0-6 to 5.9-39.
Coach Dianne Alweyn told the Baw Baw Citizen the team did well to get to this point in the season.
“I’m very proud of them,” Ms Alweyn said.
“They’re fantastic. They’ve done a lot of work from the start.
“A few injuries today, but the girls still got up and they did an excellent job.”
And the players were happy to have reached the final too
“It was really exciting and I enjoyed myself,” Colts centre forward Lainey Symes said.
“It was pretty good! My first grand final; I’ve been playing for three years,” vice captain Victoria Lawry said.
“Yeah, I’m really proud.”
The Colts moved into the Central Gippsland Junior league at the start of the year. Here’s League president Craig Skinner’s reflection on the season:
“The girls have improved from the first game to this grand final completely out of sight,” Mr Skinner told the Baw Baw Citizen.
“It has been a fabulous thing to watch from a spectator’s point of view [and] from a parent’s point of view.
“And girls playing sport on a Sunday afternoon for 10 weeks; I think it has been great for the girls as well.”
Alicia Clerks scored the Colts’ goal, and Channen Dare, Shaye Symes, Tyra White, Leesa Guastella, Victoria Lawry, and Scarlett Wells were named best.
“It’s always sad to for those girls who played their last game at Colts Youth Girls,” a team spokesperson said on Facebook.
“You will always be a part of our family forever.
“Girls moving on including to our senior women’s team [are] Victoria Lawry, Taylor Dare, Scarlett Wells, Sabrina Francis, Jade Vogt and Roshaun Watson.
“Thank you ladies, it was awesome to watch you all play and grow.
“A huge thank you to a Coaches James Symes and Dianna Alweyn and our many volunteers who are parents of the girls. Without you there would be no team.”
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