Competition set to heat up for women
AFTER a grand final appearance in the first ever season of the South West Football League women’s competition, the Harvey Bulls are eager to get back there.
Women’s coach Bernie Murnane said the side was off to a good start with its performance at the Brooke Fiore for Hair and Beauty Day Spa Women’s Knock-Out Pre-Season Carnival, taking one win and one loss.
In their first match on April 7, the Bulls lost to South Bunbury in a low-scoring game, finishing 0.2 (2) to South Bunbury 1.3 (9).
In their next match against the Collie Eagles, the Bulls took the match by a good margin, Harvey 6.3 (39) to Collie 0.1 (1).
Goal kickers were Fleur Parker with three goals and Lisa Worsfold, Jade Smith and Zoe Worsfold each with one.
Murnane said good numbers had attended training with a focus on ball skills.
“More time with a footy in their hands, the better they will get,” he said. “I expect the ones from last year will improve and the new ones will come along with them.”
Leading the side will be cocaptains Michelle Mullins and Rebecca Fry, with deputy captains Fleur Parker and Tia Triscari and assistant coach Todd Wilson.
After their grand final appearance last year, Murnane said the side was determined to get back there with the rest of the league just as eager.
“They’ll be hunting for us,” he said.
“You’re always aiming to get back there that’s for sure.”
After its first season last year, Murnane said he expected to see improved skills across the whole league in the coming season.
He said it would be a better competition with the clubs fielding new women’s teams this season.
“They will all improve and the two new ones will make for a better competition,” he said.
Bulls player Bec Fry puts pressure on Lions opponent Montana Tate last season.