New-look Stawell side goes down in ‘wet and wild conditions’

Conditions were far from kind for the first round of the Deakin University Female Football League on Sunday, with Stawell’s girls competing at the very blustery Warrnambool.

With more than half the team debuting for the Warriors, South Warrnambool was able to run away with a 58-point win on their home ground.

Stawell coach Rod Summers said he was impressed by the attitude of his team.

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“It was pretty wet and windy but they tried their hardest and battled hard,” he said.

“They battled hard all day in very difficult conditions which I was proud of.

“The other team had a few girls who were outstanding and they were just better than us in the end.

“I think a lot of their team would have played before.”

Summers said Sunday was a tough day for a whole group of new players to start.

“Wet weather footy is hard at the best of times but to play in it in your first match would be even tougher,” he said.

They battled hard all day in very difficult conditions

Rod Summers

“The girls showed no signs of giving up though and they put in the effort for the whole game which is all we are looking for.

“This season is not about wins or losses, it is just about providing the girls with an opportunity to play the game they love.”