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Women’s Roos hop to the top

July 1, 2022 BY

Anglesea are on the hop towards the finals in season 2022. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Anglesea Kangaroos women’s football side are hopping towards another finals berth as they sit atop of the divisional ladder as the pointy end of the season approaches.

With eight rounds in the books and only three games remaining before finals, Anglesea sit at the top of the pecking order with their nearest challengers South Barwon and Lara trailing two games behind in the third division of the AFL Barwon FNL Epworth Cup.

Anglesea women’s senior coach Luke Cini credits his sides strong form thus far as being on the back of strong player retention and word of mouth in the offseason.

The Anglesea Women’s football side is undefeated thus far in 2022. Photo: SUPPLIED

 

“We’ve had a great start to the season, and we are stoked with where we sit.

“Over the offseason we were rapt to keep most of our core group of players and then recruit a couple more who were friends of friends or players housemates who wanted to have a crack.

“I think we poached six players from the one household!

“I think in large; the ladies are really driving the success so far this season with strong numbers at training and plenty of enthusiasm.

 

“However, I’ve been telling the girls, it’s all good and well to be undefeated and winning, but we have to keep improving as we approach the finals to give it a real good shake,” Cini said.

Cini said while the team was undefeated, the ladder was closer than just wins and losses would indicate, with other sides nipping at their heels.

“The division we are in is super competitive and plenty of games have been decided by less than a few goals which keeps it very interesting.

Anglesea in action against St Albans this year. Photos: SUPPLIED

 

“We’ve got some tough games coming in the next weeks and need to stay on top of our game to continue to stay at the top of the ladder.”

While tough games are ahead for the Roos, the coaching panel and club are confident that if the team continue their run of form, anything is possible.

“Our players are motivated to have success and as a coaching panel we have loved the ladies will to want to learn and to get better as a group,” Cini said. “We want the ladies to continue pushing for women’s rights in football and being trailblazers and champions of the game.

“Of course, we also want them to just continue to have fun.”