WA gridiron girls go for broke

Western Australian Angels Launch, Perth Girdiron women's team has signed a major deal to play games at Nib stadium.
Western Australian Angels Launch, Perth Girdiron women's team has signed a major deal to play games at Nib stadium.

WA’s team in the controversial women’s gridiron league battled hard in their inaugural game on Saturday, playing against the Victorian Maidens at Melbourne’s AAMI Park, but were beaten 32-26.

A turnover late in the match hurt the Angels’ chances of victory.

Scores had been tied 20-20 at three-quarter time but after the Maidens scored again, the Angels fumbled their ensuing possession and a Maidens player got the ball for another score, giving the home side an insurmountable 12-point lead.

Having trained for more than 12 months before finally experiencing the pace and roughness of their first live game, Angels players returned to Perth on Sunday to prepare for another first ” their first home game at nib Stadium, where they will play New South Wales Surge.

The 7-on-7, full contact game begins at 8pm.