It was a very emotional day for the Emerald Women’s Tigers, with one of their players playing their last game before moving overseas. Laura Richards (Emerald) lead her team out onto McIndoe Park for the last time and played an amazing match. All of the girls came together as a team and really showed how much they have improved and what they really have to offer in this competition. The girls currently in 3rd position in the CQ Women’s Competition definitely went out there to prove that they are a threat and can tackle any obstacle in front of them.
The final score ended at 50 – 4 in favour of the Emerald Tigers. Laura Richards was awarded the 3 points for the match for her consistent, strong defence and leadership skills. Our forward pack really gave the team the impact & lift that we needed and this was noticed by all with both Wendy Sullivan (Tieri) and Stacey Atkinson (Middlemount) were awarded 2 and 1 points for their explosive attack in the middle of the paddock. Both Denise Chaplin (Springsure) and Amy O’Loughlin (Emerald) were voted as players player for their impressive attacking skills.
It is so great to see that we can all come from such a wide distance (one of our players even travels from Townsville) and form as a team and display a game of footy that displays raw talent and team work. As captain of this team, I am so proud to be playing football with such an inspirational group of girls. Although none of this would be possible without the backing of the Emerald Tigers, our sponsors and our very vocal supporters – thank you, it is greatly appreciated.
There is plenty of Supporters gear for sale, if you are interested in supporting the girls – all funds raised go towards the set up costs of the 2014 season. Please contact Rheenie 0428 181 886 for any inquiries.
The girls have a few weeks off, with their next game being held in Yeppoon on Saturday 22nd June. That will be the last game of the season, with the final series beginning on 29th June 2013. Get behind the girls and give them your support and let’s make it to the major finals!!