Griffith takes out inaugural competition

Wayward kicking couldn’t stop Griffith from taking out the MIA Youth Girls’ AFL competition a fortnight ago in Leeton.

Griffith kicked three goals and 11 behinds but the side’s defence was on song to restrict the Redlegs to just the one goal and one behind in the 22-point win at McDonald’s Oval.

The victory completed a perfect season for the Griffith outfit following three wins in the regular rounds.

While the defence was tight, Griffith player Jess Conlan said the key to victory was how well the side gelled throughout the year.

“I reckon teamwork was a big factor. We all worked together and it got us over the line,” Conlan said.

“We are pretty good throughout the whole field but our defence shut them down.”

The team has came a long way since game one of the inaugural MIA Youth Girls AFL season.

“At the start [of the season], a lot of us didn’t really know each other but we got to know each other pretty quickly and started working as a team,” Conlan said.

With the season done and dusted, the girls will return to playing other winter sports before they get a crack at playing AFL again next year.

Conlan said she was “definitely going to play next year” and the rest of the girls were also keen to have another run around in the hope of defending the title.

GRIFFITH RESULTS

Round one: Bye

Round two: Griffith 68 defeated Narrandera 54

Round three: Griffith 93 defeated Tigers 14

Round four: Griffith 67 defeated Penguins 35

Grand final: Griffith 3.11 (29) defeated Redlegs 1.1 (7)

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