Eyre Peninsula girls shine as Redlegs

REDLEGS: Under 17 coach Bek McMahon with four Eyre Peninsula players, Demi Clements, Bella Smith, Ria Sleep and Brooklyn George.
REDLEGS: Under 17 coach Bek McMahon with four Eyre Peninsula players, Demi Clements, Bella Smith, Ria Sleep and Brooklyn George.

Several young Eyre Peninsula female footballers represented Norwood at the SANFL Statewide Super League competition.

Matches were played between August 27 and September 17 with teams representing each of the SANFL clubs except Adelaide and Port Adelaide.

Eyre Peninsula listed players for the under 17 team were Ria Sleep, Brooklyn George, Demi Clements, Bella Smith, Julie Gerber and Yahna Chynoweth.

For the under 14s listed players were Electra Cain, Lacey Murnane, Mardi Masson, Tanisha Lambadgee and Taylah Walladge.

In the under 17 competition Norwood played valiantly but lost all three division games, but did end on a high note with a 23-point win against Central District.

Coach Bek McMahon spoke highly of all players and said George, who played in all four games, gave 100 per cent effort with a good balance of height, talent and game smarts. McMahon said Clements was a versatile player with strong hands and good presence and Gerber had a good package of talent and pace.

In the under 14 competition Norwood manged one win from its three games, a one goal victory against West Adelaide.

Coach Aajiah Jericho said Murnane had strong possessions in the midfield, Walladge worked to save multiple goals and Lambadgee did lots of work up and down the field.

“Electra, Lacey, Mardi and Tanisha came back for a second game and demonstrated great skill and work ethic again,” she said. “Each of the five girls gave 100 per cent out on the field and made the most of their opportunities.”