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Bruns Bulldog Ella Spice keeps her opponent honest in the girls under 9s game. Photo Cameron Delaney.
Bruns Bulldog Ella Spice keeps her opponent honest in the girls under 9s game. Photo Cameron Delaney.

Dean Trevaskis

Girl-power owned Sunday footy at the Stan Thomson Oval as the Brunswick Valley Bulldogs and Murwillumbah Vulcans U9s and U13s girls season burst into life.

Some were having their first taste of Aussie Rules while others looked like old campaigners with the full range of skills.

The Vulcans got the bikkies in the 13s but the Doggies fans had plenty to cheer. Sunny Hewitt split a pack, blind turned and nailed an Ablettesque goal.

Kaliyah Browning led the defence with poise and penetrating kicks. Jemimah Jordan rucked gallantly to the lightning-fast Wyuna Baker and Jordan Diehm provided the run-and-carry.

It was a great effort by all the girls with committed defending and excellent passages of passing and linking handballs.

The Under-9s were all ponytails and red faces, with more game-day tricks than Jake Stringer. They played with such enthusiasm and joy that parents from both clubs were cheering as one.

With the women’s national league kicking off next year, girls’ footy is sport’s waking giant.

Go, girls!


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