League Tag girls upstage Old Boys at Jets Ball
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
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