Pictures from the 2021 Season
Ladies Grand Final
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Grand Final Day at North Hobart 12th September
The season has concluded in superb fashion, with the Lady Bows defeating The Port (Cygnet) on Sunday to become 2021 SFLW Div 2 Premiers!! It's a richly deserved flag for the players, coaches and support crew who were consistently the best team in their competition all season. It's a particularly fitting result for Coach Gerry O'Dea who has been at the helm since the inception of the TUFC womens' side and has steadily developed the team to reach this goal. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone involved!
TUFC Womens 2021 - Premiers
Back : Sarah Ikin, Erin Chivers (Ass Coach), Bec Boxall, Leah Bartlett, Jas Allnutt, Emily Philpott, Eli Cropp, Madi Mulder, Remie Bampton.
Middle : Tarny Kelly, Bella Johnson, Charli O'Neill, Maisey Fraser-Easton, Mimi Refaei, Bonnie Grynglas, Charli Wyllie.
Front : Gerry O'Dea (Coach), Eleanor Dykstra, Mikayla Lack, Olly Dove, Sam Rose (Capt), Annie Lord
The Boys (Zac & Connah).
Lady Bows v The Port - 2021 Grand Final
University 1.1.7 4.1.25 7.1.43 8.1.49
Goal Kickers: R.Bampton-3, M.Fraser-Easton-2, E.Cropp-1, L.Bartlett-1, B.Boxall-1
Best: S.Rose, M.Refaei, J.Allnutt, R.Bampton, A.Lord, B.Boxall
Goal Kickers: M.Eaves-1, S.Fox-1, A.Sharp-1, H.Kluga-1, L.Clifford-1
Best: E.Doyle, G.Jones, S.Fox, L.Reid, T.Clifford, M.Ford
young and vibrant Port Cygnet
side in the 2021 SFLW Div. 2 Grand Final…
The game promised to be a tremendous display of quality women’s footy and it did not disappoint…
The first quarter grand final
nerves were present for both teams and it was a highly contested footy!
Skipper Sam was part of the action from the first bounce, getting in and under at just about every
stoppage across the ground. Jas’ skills were on display with her one grab and her pace being early
highlights. Our backs had to work hard as The Port drove the ball into their forward 50 a number of
times but were unable to convert their efforts into goals. Wyllie played her role to perfection and
kept her opponent goalless for the quarter, proving to herself that when given a task, she is more
than capable of executing. Remie hit the scoreboard for the Bows with a ripper goal to take us into
the first break up by 5 points.
The second quarter saw another
even and hard fought contest with both sides kicking 3 goals
apiece. Olly was full of energy and grit and had a stellar quarter, driving the ball forward at all costs.
Leah and Maisey also kicked themselves a grand final goal and celebrated in style. Johnno used her
strength and style to impose herself on the game across the ground and delivered the ball to our
forwards beautifully. Our backs were under the pump for the quarter but the leadership of Mik and
Annie ensuring we kept our heads high was commendable. Madi fought diligently against her direct
opponent and attacked with great pace and straight line running at the ball. We went into the half
time break up by 3 points.
The third quarter was played the Uni way. We kicked a further 3 goals with Bec grabbing an
uncontested rucking contest in front of goal and snapping a snag of her own. Eli showed her pace
and poise after receiving a training drill like handball and kicked a huge 40 meter goal of her own.
Bonnie had an outstanding quarter and appeared to be everywhere. Mimi was, in fact, everywhere
and managed to save 3 goal attempts from The Port by punching it across the last line of defence,
proving that she plays bigger than her stature would have you believe. We went into the final term
14 points up and fired up for the last 18 minutes of the season.
The last quarter was an epic
battle with both sides only scoring 1 goal apiece. Ikes went down back
adding a level and experienced head to the already stellar back line. Emily stood strong and played
some really clever defensive footy ensuring nothing got past her and attacked the ball with great
pace and strength. Tarni worked into dangerous positions and gave The Port defence many a head
ache. Eleanor and O’Neill had ripper games also, imposing themselves from the moment they hit the
ground by creating a contest and being first to the ball.
The crowd counted down the last
10 seconds of the game and when the final siren sounded, the
University Rainbows became your 2021 Premiers! Skipper Sam was named Best on Ground (BOG) for
her valiant game and Remie kicked her 50 th season goal. Olly grabbed the last bit of spotlight off
Bonnie by giving the post-match interview with Tubes, holding back tears as she beamed from ear to
2021 saw 41 amazing women take
the field for the Tasmanian University Football Club Women’s
program and each and every one of them got us to where we are today! The premiership cup is in its
rightful place at the Uni Rainbows clubrooms where we go down in history as being the first TUFC
Women’s Premiership Team! Congratulations ladies, you all deserve this!
BELLES AWARD RECIPIENTS
Emily Philpott and Leah Bartlett