Hawks soar in pre-season carnival

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It was a memorable introduction for the Great Northern Women’s Football League, with all four clubs participating in the Mitchell and Brown Retravision lightning premiership carnival on March 24.

Held at Purcher International Oval in Northampton, the carnival provided an excellent opportunity for all players to familiarise themselves with each other on the big stage.

Training together for several months has clearly paid off for Brigades Football Club, with the Hawks winning through to the grand final after an undefeated round robin campaign.

In the decider, several excep-tional efforts resulted in a two-goal victory for the Hawks over a spirited Chapman Valley.

Spectators around the ground were impressed with the tenacity and skill of the players, with many now counting down the days until the opening round of the season on Saturday, April 7.

2018 Mitchell and Brown Retravision lightning premiership carnival — Great Northern Women’s Football League (official results)

Round robin stage — Chapman Valley 1.0 (6) defeated by Brigades 1.1 (7), Towns 0.0 (0) defeated by Railways 1.6 (12), Railways 0.0 (0) defeated by Brigades 4.3 (27), Chapman Valley 3.7 (25) defeated Towns 0.0 (0); Grand final — Brigades 2.3 (15) defeated Chapman Valley 0.3 (3); Grand final best on ground — Emily McAuley (Brigades) Player of the carnival — Jessica Giudice-Nairn (Brigades)

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