League Tag girls up­stage Old Boys at Jets Ball

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MASKS might have fooled some of the guests, but tal­ent couldn’t fool the judges!

The Nar­romine “Jets Got Tal­ent” Mas­quer­ade Ball at­tracted 165 play­ers and sup­port­ers.

“It was a great suc­cess,” ac­cord­ing to Sally Everett, one of the hard-work­ing or­gan­is­ers.

“The Old Boys were beaten this year for the best per­for­mance ti­tle by the League Tag girls. Their per­for­mance of ‘This is Bur­lesque’ brought the crowd to their feet,” Sally said.

“We had some spe­cial guests on the night which was re­ally ex­cit­ing. There were some of the Jets premier­ship win­ning side of 1968 in­clud­ing Pud Gillespie, Nudda Hutchi­son, Ross Cale, Pom Hard­ing, Char­lie Bur­rows and Mal Dawes,” she added.

Tony Hut­ton who led the Jets from 2000 to 2002 was an­other who scrubbed up for the af­fair. There was plenty of chat about the first grade’s one-point loss against Mac­quarie in 2000 when Raiders full­back Brett Chip­pen­dale snapped a field goal in the dy­ing min­utes.

“The com­mit­tee sin­cerely thank all our spon­sors, those who do­nated to our fab­u­lous raf­fle on the night and our sup­port­ers. With­out their gen­er­ous sup­port the Ball would not have been pos­si­ble nor so suc­cess­ful,” a grate­ful Sally smiled.

If you are in­ter­ested in hav­ing a look at video of the Mas­quer­ade Ball, a sneak peak cour­tesy of Feo Pro­duc­tions is avail­able on the Jets’ Face­book page. DE­MON GIRLS: Alicia Hafoka, Trudy Sloane, Cass Kelly, Matilda Asser (c), Lauren Hazell, Emily Warner, Caro­line Mcgrath and Nick Lowther. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

WHILE the Demons sit on top of the lad­der in the AFL Cen­tral West women's comp, they're looking to de­velop new play­ers for the re­main­der of the sea­son.

For pres­i­dent Nick Lowther, the op­por­tu­nity to bring in new stars along­side the cur­rent line-up will bring an in­ter­est­ing end to the 2018 sea­son

"One of the eas­i­est ways to learn the game is to play the game," Lowther says, adding that most of the team can train for months but some­thing just

clicks the first time they hit the field.

"What I love is that de­spite the game of women's AFL is still de­vel­op­ing, it's fun and com­pet­i­tive – that seems to be the key for re­ten­tion."

Dubbo will head into the rest of the sea­son with some in­juries but should be back to full strength in three weeks.

The Demons re­turn from a two-week break, fol­low­ing their first rep­re­sen­ta­tive game at the re­cent in­ter­league car­ni­val

at Bathurst.

The Dubbo girls joined 'North­ern Suns' who played 'South­ern Thun­der' which pitched the best of all six women's teams against each other.

While the Thun­der just edged out the Suns, it was a great day's footy, with the Dees' Matilda Asser tak­ing out best on field for the Suns.

The Demons are at home this Satur­day where they will play Parkes Pan­thers. Gates open 12.30pm.

ABOVE: Toby & Kel­lie Rush of David Reid Homes, the ma­jor spon­sors of the Ball, and their son Char­lie who cel­e­brated his 18th birth­day with 165 guests! Mother and daugh­ter Lizzy and Danielle Har­ris

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