Hed­land women shine in tour­na­ment

North West Telegraph - - Sport - Sophia Con­stan­tine

Hed­land Touch As­so­ci­a­tion com­peted strongly in the Ku­nunurra Women’s Touch foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion, tak­ing home $1500 prize money.

The an­nual Ku­nunurra 9s tour­na­ment fea­tures eight men’s teams and five women’s touch teams.

Iy­ee­sha Levi from the Hed­land Cy­clones was crowned the best and fairest woman and re­ceived the award for most tries through­out the two-day tour­na­ment.

Hed­land Touch As­so­ci­a­tion coach Thomas Bennett said he was ex­tremely proud of the ef­fort and dom­i­nance of the girls. “This was the first time we took a woman’s side down and came back vic­tors,” he said. “We had only eight girls for starters with only two subs right through­out the two-day event.

“A cou­ple of girls were in­jured, mainly our cap­tain Flo Bennett dur­ing the last day, but con­tin­ued to push through and played the whole game with Kristy Kubala to lead their team to vic­tory.”

Hed­land com­peted in four games on the first day, win­ning each game against their ri­vals be­fore en­ter­ing the semi­fi­nals on the sec­ond day.

The semi­fi­nal saw Hed­land Cy­clones de­feat Ring Ins and Can’t Touch. The sec­ond half of the match against Can’t Touch was in­tense with the scores at 2-all at full time, re­quir­ing the teams to go into drop off, but Cy­clones’ Flo Bennett touched down for the win­ning try.

Pic­ture: Hed­land Touch As­so­ci­a­tion

Hed­land Cy­clones

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