Giants’ historic move

The newly formed Circular Head Giants women’s squad showcased a strong outfit during their debut at the Tasmanian Women’s League North West Regional carnival in Wynyard on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Tracy Lee.

Football. The Circular Head Giants have debuted their inaugural women’s squad in the Tasmanian Women’s League (TWL) North West Regional carnival.

Held in Wynyard on Sunday, the well represented side took 26 to the carnival for three games of 12 minute halves, focusing keenly on development and participation.

Led by former Burnie Docker and TWL premiership player Taylor Grey as skipper, Circular Head showed promising talent with the likes of Emma Ling, Alana Jago, Sarah Fisher, Wyomi-Belle Heres, Angelique Ferguson, Ella House, Mercede Quilliam and Sarah Maxwell among others.

North West Football League’s 2016 Baldock Medal recipient Matt Elliott coached the women throughout the carnival, although the squad is still searching for a full time coach.

Following five weeks of training, Circular Head impressed throughout the round-robin series against Ulverstone, Latrobe and Penguin football clubs.

The Giants took to the field eagerly however were soon hit with tough competition as ruck Kassy Amos copped a knee to the ribs in the first centre bounce.

Telena Walsh made club history in the second game, booting the first goal.

As the games progressed, the Circular Head outfit lifted their game by increasing the tempo. However in scorching conditions, the Giants ran out of steam in the final match.

Now, clubs will formally nominate a side to AFL Tasmania for the inaugural roster expected to begin next month. Further details will be released in the coming weeks.

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Coaching positions remain vacant, for more information or to register your interest in the role contact club president Nic Bellinger on 0429 015 496 or secretary Leigh French on 0419 372 756.

UPDATED: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated Taylor Brown as the team’s skipper where it should have read Taylor Grey.

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