Thunderbirds are well placed

Greta McKinley in action.d398900
Greta McKinley in action.d398900

The league team is in fourth position after strong victories over Claremont and Joondalup to end the first round of games, a strong position as the club had to face two of the major contenders with a third of the team out for state duties in early May.

Kira Phillips has led the way, kicking 25 majors in her six games.

First year players Jodi Dunlop and Jena Daniel have impressed, while Emma Swanson, Tayla Bresland, Chloe Taylor and Sabrina Traub continually show why they have been highly rated and involved in state programs.

The Reserves are in sixth position but only percentage separates them from fourth position. After a slow start the team is improving with fitness, structure and depth and is now developing players capable to filling league positions. Louise Elmore, Brooke Newman and Celina Seymour have impressed with their development.

The Youth Girls although only three games into their season remain undefeated with some talented young women performing well. Jenny Brown, Jessica Fenton and Kerrillee Brown were named in the best against Joondalup. The squad is increasing in numbers as players are being identified via the secondary schoolgirls’ competition in the Peel District.

The first Peel District junior girls competition will begin in third term after another successful Dockers Cup (primary school all girls) was held at Rushton Park North in May. More than 200 girls represented 10 schools, with Mandurah Catholic College winning the carnival.