Gerringong Breakers Ladies football 1st and reserve grade teams are looking for the triple crown next Tuesday night at South Nowra fields in the Shoalhaven district football competition.
After winning both 1st grade and reserve grade championships and premierships in 2015 and 2016, they are looking to do it again in next week’s grand finals.
First grade lost only 3 games all season which saw them crowned competition champions for the 3rd straight year. With the loss of most of 1st grade from 2016, including star players Chelsea Ford, Jane Keel, Emily Ryan, Kelsey Wishart, Gabbie Burns and Kim Cutting, first grade had to work very hard to defend the title.
The youthful reserve grade squad stepped up and slowly started playing good football after a 5-1 loss to Sussex and early loss to Illaroo had them sitting third for most of the season. Some strong form at the end allowed Breakers to leapfrog favourites Illaroo to claim the title.
Breakers first grade were to rely heavily on Claire Farqhuar and Georgia Culey to get the goals. Defensivley the Breakers were sound, only conceding 14 goals thoughout the season. Lauren Mulhall was super in goals, Tara Culey and Audrey Pring kept the middle tight and were often setting up the attacking plays, backed up by Ange Bowen and Mel as fullbacks. Midfield pairing Chloe Café and Zoe Cook with wingers Bella & Mysti Foye made the links from defence to attack and their defensive work rate was great.
Reserve grade lost only 2 games all season and were the dominant team, scoring over 50 goals and only conceding 12.