Kimberley women’s team makes it to grand final in Women’s Country Football Championship

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The Kimberley womens' team.
Camera IconThe Kimberley womens' team. Credit: Shazza J Photography

The Kimberley women’s team made it all the way to the grand final of the WACFL Women’s Country Football Championships before falling short of the trophy in the last half of the grand final match on September 30 down at Rushton Park in Mandurah.

But in the first round the Kimberley team put their opponents, the Great Northern Football League team, on the back foot immediately kicking two goals and three points to Great Northern’s four behinds, 2.3 (15) to 0.4 (4).

In the second half the Kimberley side continued to crush their opponents, kicking another three goals and three behinds to win the match by 29 points, 5.6 (36) to 0.7 (7).

After dominating their opponents in the first round of the championships the Kimberley side was booked straight into the grand final round against the South West Football League team.

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Lexi Fox kicked the lone goal for the Kimberley side in the first half of the grand final match with the team starting off strong, outscoring their South West opponents in the first term, kicking one goal and one behind to the South West’s three behinds, 1.1 (7) to 0.3 (3).

But in the second half the Kimberley team fell away, missing an opportunity at goal and failing to score as the South West side staged a massive comeback, plugging four goals to take the lead and win themselves the grand final by 19 points, 4.3 (27) to 1.2 (8).

Tegan Brooks, Tasha McAlpine and Ebony Humble were named the best players for the Kimberley side.

Trinity Brown, Bethany Bond and Rachel Shepherd were named the best players for the South West team.

Kate Fielding from the South West was the highest goal scorer in the grand final, slotting two goals in the second half.

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