Echuca footballers Dede Atkinson and Kiara Cooper were part of the successful Woomeras football team which won the Pool B title at the Youth Girls National Championship this week.LUKE MCMANUS May 9, 2014 3:04am
Alana Long (on the ground) plays for Victoria Country in the Youth Girls National Championships. Photo: submitted.
The Woomeras, featuring Echuca footballers Dede Atkinson and Kiara Cooper, prevailed in the team’s inaugural Youth Girls National Championships, defeating NSW/ACT in the Pool B grand final.
Atkinson, playing at full-forward, had the ball in hand as the final siren sounded yesterday, with the Woomeras pulling off an upset 6.3
The all-indigenous side, the female equivalent of the Flying Boomerangs, led for most of the afternoon in Gungahlin, ACT, before holding off a fast-finishing home side.
The win proved telling, given the favourites defeated the Woomeras a day earlier, ultimately deciding the top-ranked team from Pool B after the five-day tournament.
The Woomeras enjoyed a successful competition, winning their first two games (Tasmania-NT and South Australia) before NSW/ACT put an end to the Woomeras’ winning streak.
Both Atkinson and Cooper were standouts throughout the Woomeras’ campaign.
Representing Victoria Country, Echuca footballers Alyx Glanville, Alana Long and Kelly Shotton were all among the better performed players across the championships.
Up against Victoria Metro, Queensland and reigning premier Western Australia in Pool A, Victoria Country was gallant but failed to score a win.
The team’s last game of the round-robin stage ended in a thrilling defeat to Victoria Metro, 4.4
Victoria Country played off for third place against Queensland yesterday afternoon.
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