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Game 7: Bass Coast vs Cranbourne

Breakers finish round 7 on top

By Portal Admin - 1st July 2018 - Back to News

Local women’s AFL team, The Bass Coast Breakers, finished the first round robin of the South Eastern Women’s Football League Division 2 on top of the ladder after their latest win against Cranbourne of Saturday, 10.15.75 to 0.0.0

It was a physical game, and one in which Bass Coast dominated and controlled from start to finish.

Best on ground mentions go to Sophie Bolding, Tess Angarane, Ella Angarane, Jenn Russo, Tayla Stahl-Smith and Sarah Whitburn.

Goal kickers were Tayla Stahl-Smith (3), Sophie Bolding (2), Jenna Russo (2), Gemma Tschiderer (1), Ella Cargill (1) and Kanisha Thomas (1).

With this, their seventh win in a row, Bass Coast finds themselves in a similar position to their 2017 season. They have played and defeated all teams and next week will begin the second round robin, an opportunity to build on the skills developed so far in the first half of this season.

Bass Coast have finished four of their first seven games with the opposition unable to score. In total, they have had only 44 points scored against them, and scored a total of 656.

Breakers player Tayla Stahl-Smith is the leading Goal kicker for the division, with a total of 31 goals, averaging 4.5 each game. Tayla is 20 goals ahead of the second highest goal kicker, Lauren Field from Seaford, and followed by Breakers team mate Jenna Russo on 10.

To what can we attribute the success of this local women’s football team?

Like all community sports, the Breakers lean heavily on the support of their sponsors, volunteers and coach. And they certainly have strong foundations in each of these areas.

Each week, there are as many volunteers off field as there are players on field week: umpiring, scorekeeping, cheering and helping out. The commitment from of these individuals and the continuous support of Bass Coast Breaker’s sponsors is certainly a part of the recipe for their success to date.

Breaker’s coach Steve Kenny goes above and beyond to get his team ready for the game each week. AFL is a weak link sport, and Coach Steve is fair and committed to improving each and every player.

The team also have a strong and positive culture. All players are made to feel welcome and valued, and coached to the level expected. The team do not rely on one or two key players but rather have a culture of trusting and protecting each other. Their team work is beautiful to watch and evident in their game.

If you’d like to watch the magic happen, come along to Inverloch recreation Reserve at 2.30pm on Sunday, 1 July, and cheer on our first local women’s football team, the Bass Coast Breakers.

Smiles all around from Breakers players after their match vs Cranbourne: Ella Cargill, Jena Russo, Tilisha Sandbach, Jess Bolding, Jasmine Garry, Carly Heislers and Sophie Bolding.


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