The AFL Wide Bay Takalvan’s Senior Women’s Grand Final took place over the weekend, with Bay Power hosting ATW Eagles in what was a wet and wild fight to the finish.
After 10 rounds and over 25 games, the Flag came down to these two teams, both in search of their maiden senior women’s Premiership.
AFL Participation, Program and Competitions Lead – Wide Bay, Kieron Hyndman said the Eagles finished their home and away season unbeaten, complimenting this with a strong win in the last semi-final.
“Coaches Jason Bethune and Michael Blair have developed a winning culture that saw 37 registered players this season,” he said.
“Bay Power have been the quiet achievers all season slowly bidding their time, pushing both the Minor Premiers and 2021 Premiers to the very last minute of their encounters.
“First year Coach, Malcom Taylor has built upon the foundations of former coaches, Michael Gay and Ash Kingston, with their biggest win in the semi-final knocking off their cross town rivals.”
It was a game of two halves with Bay Power only ever a few kicks behind the Eagles. The four-time grand finalists then put their slick skills on show to take out their first Premiership.
ATW Eagles 6. 2 (38)
Bay Power 2. 1 (13)
“The competition has grown leaps and bounds and now all teams compliment their clubs’ junior pathways,” said Hyndman.
“From lifelong juniors to Brisbane Lions Academy members, the Wide Bay is starting to form into an impressive women’s competition.
“The success and growth of this competition would not have been possible without the ongoing support of Dale & Natalie Rethamel from Takalvans.”