Women’s League preliminary finals weekend

The SEQAFL Women’s League grand finalists will be decided on Sunday.

Coorparoo takes on Zillmere for the last grand final spot in the SEQAFL Women’s League Division One competition, on Sunday.

The Roos, who went down to Yeronga by five points on the weekend, will be warm favourites heading into the match, having bested the Eagles in both their meetings this season.

Zillmere has plenty of young talent, including state players Taylah Harris and Ally Anderson, who will be keen to prove their talents under pressure. 

While Coorparoo has its fair share of big names, including Emma Zielke and Cleo Davis, the Roos’ evenness across the field has been its major strength this season.

Their ability to spread the workload between all 18 players, and the depth they have shown through the year, has made them a major premiership contender.

Zillmere coach, Geoff Webster, said it was this evenness that would pose the biggest challenge for his side come Sunday.

“There’s not one or two players that Coorparoo rely on,” Webster said.

“The way they set up, getting numbers behind the footy, we’ve got to try and break that style of game.”

Webster said his side has been a little predictable in its forward delivery and would be looking to shake things ahead of Sunday’s preliminary final, to combat the Roos’ strong defensive play.

“The way we bring the ball into the forward line, we’ve been a little too one-dimensional,” Webster said.

“We’ve been working to have a fresh approach and have a bit more of a structure.”

Coorparoo takes on Zillmere at Alexander Park, Moorooka, at 2:45pm on Sunday.

The curtain-raiser to that game will be the Division Two preliminary final between Logan and Griffith.

This match up is an interesting one, with both sides coming off tough games in the first week of finals.

Logan will be looking to reclaim a bit of respect, after a heavy loss to Palm Beach in the second semi-final last weekend, while Griffith survived a fast-finishing UQ to progress to this Sunday’s clash.

Cobras coach, Fred Meddings, was proud of the way his side battled against adversity against Palm Beach last week, and said they would be ready for a tough contest with the Reds in Sunday’s sudden-death clash.

“It will be a harder contest, because there’s no second chances,” Meddings said.

“Our girls know that and we’re preparing for that.

“They’ve got a well-drilled side, we respect them and we’re going to give it all we’ve got.”

Meddings said his side would be wary of the Reds’ Sarah Duncan and Samantha Virgo, who have been some of their side’s standouts this season.

Griffith coach, Adam Fry, said his side’s ability to dig their heels in would help them in the preliminary final.

“We showed on the weekend (against UQ) that we can grind it out, we can keep on pushing and digging, and the girls will get experience from that,” he said.

“We’ve just got to head back to training, back to basics, recover well and get up for Logan.

“We had the privilege of watching their game on the weekend and we saw a few different things, so we should be right.”

The Logan v Griffith Moorooka preliminary final starts at 12:45pm at Alexander Park, Moorooka, with the winner earning the right to play off against Palm Beach in the August 18 grand final.

Our Supporters