Sunday was an amazing day as the Old Scotch Stars completed an undefeated season, taking out the VAFA Women’s Division One premiership. Kicking two goals into the breeze in the first term was great reward for the amount of ball the girls were winning and put us ahead at the first break. Mimi Hill lit it up in the second term and we put Old Brighton to the sword kicking 5 goals to nil on the back of some outstanding team play to lead by 36 points at the major break. Keeping Old Brighton scoreless when they had the aid of the strong breeze in the third term was an outstanding achievement and put the issue beyond doubt. It was party time in the final quarter as we kicked four goals to nil to run out 68 point winners.
This result means a great deal to our club, and I would like to sincerely thank everyone who backed the introduction of women’s football at the Old Scotch Football Club. Our partnership with MLC is a special one and we look forward to working with them as the women’s program develops. We look to field two teams in 2020 and for this to happen we need more people on board – both in a playing, coaching and team management sense. We also need the City of Boroondara to demonstrate some common sense and allow us to play matches at McQueen Park on Saturday evenings.
I take this opportunity to thank Ian Hill for his drive and passion behind the scenes, and on match days, and Ryan Duke and Brad Jenkinson for coaching the girls in the manner in which they have. They are great role models and mentors for the girls and deserve great credit for the outstanding results achieved over the past two years. I also thank the girls who have represented the club so professionally and passionately over these first two years. Last year’s result was a difficult pill to swallow, as we were the best team but didn’t get the result we were after. The way the girls have used last year to push themselves to greater heights has been amazing, and captain Ingrid Howren deserves great credit for the way she has led her charges. It was very special seeing Ingrid hold the premiership cup aloft.
TS (The Pres)