Sunraysia Football Women's League: Teams set their goals

Cardross’ Taleah Dolic, Nangiloc’s Shenae Francis, Meringur’s Taylor McAvaney, SWFL game development co-ordinator Sam Bice, Gol Gol Hawks’ Elly Davison, Werrimull’s Jemma Johnson and Bambill’s Donica Foster meet to talk about the 2017 season.Picture: Jayne Alderton

Cardross’ Taleah Dolic, Nangiloc’s Shenae Francis, Meringur’s Taylor McAvaney, SWFL game development co-ordinator Sam Bice, Gol Gol Hawks’ Elly Davison, Werrimull’s Jemma Johnson and Bambill’s Donica Foster meet to talk about the 2017 season.Picture: Jayne Alderton

AS reigning premiers, Werrimull come into the season with a big target on their back.

But captain Jemma Johnson backed her girls to take it all in their stride.

“We knew that coming into the season, it was going to be our heads being hunted,” Johnson said.

Bambill

LOSING the inaugural Sunraysia Women’s Football League grand final is a key motivation to do better for Bambill this season.

Donica Foster, one of the Saints ‘key players in their run to the grand final loss to Werrimull in 2016, said her side would be out to make amends this season.

“We are very hungry for it this year, it was a really hard loss to lose the premiership last year, especially being the first one up here in Mildura,” she said.

Cardross

THE big improvers of last season, Cardross are looking to take that momentum forward, according to star Taleah Dolic. The side’s inaugural captain said her side would use the experience of their third-place finish last season to their advantage.

“I think what we learnt last year will really be able to help the new girls develop quicker,” she said. 

“So if we can get our match fitness up, I think we’ll be in with a real shot this year.”

While Courtney Hunt has left the club, the Lions welcome back Georgia Chase and Meringur recruit Chelsea Dawes.

Meringur

WITH six seasons of football under her belt, Meringur recruit Taylor McAvaney is looking forward to imparting her experience on the Meringur group.

Moving to the district from Broken Hill, McAvaney said she was settling in well at the Roos.

“I’ve been to a couple of trainings and the girls seem lovely, the numbers are fantastic,” she said.

Nangiloc

Having a footy team to play for now sits well with a long-time Nangiloc club member.

Demons vice-captain Shenae Francis has always been at Nangiloc and now will take to the field with the club’s inaugural women’s side.

 It’s really awesome, I think it’s been a long time coming,” she said.

Gol Gol

WHILE they are a new side, Gol Gol will have plenty of experience in their maiden SWFL season according to vice captain Elly Davison.

Davison, who herself played some football while in Adelaide at college, and a host of other Hawks women will be called upon to help lead the new side.

“There’s seven or eight girls who have played footy before which definitely helps the others,” she said.

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