We as a League have some incredible junior talent coming through from 15&U and 17&U and today was a chance to bring together our great players from many proud clubs, nurture that talent to ensure our competition remains strong going into the future. The girls across all age groups did not disappoint.
Playing multiple games across the day with 2 teams making the finals at the end of the day. Unfortunately, with only 1 grade for 17&U’s the 17&U RED team had to play some strong open teams however, as the day progressed some stars certainly emerged. Woodside’s Libby Nicol was gracious enough to assist these girls with coaching and support which was truly appreciated.
Our 15&U sides played their hearts out all day with Heyfield’s Jess Anderson and Sale City’s Deb Fox coaching and encouraging our NGFNL teams with one 15&U team missing out by an overtime 1 goal deficit to play in the Grand final. An amazing effort by all, it was an incredibly proud humbling moment watching the seas of red and white representing NGFNL today.
A most fantastic finish to a long day with the 17&U Open team winning the Grand final 14 to Gippsland League 7, a very momentous occasion with every single girl contributing all day to the end, a very proud moment to be part of.
Many thanks should also go to the many helpers, Team Managers, parents, scoring and supporting all the players and coaches.
Well done to all the players representing NGFNL showing great reliance, perseverance, collaboration and mateship today as we represented with pride.