THE newest women’s gridiron team in the WA league, Hills Valkyries, are starting to make their mark after a blistering attempt against the established and top ranking Perth Broncos late last year.
The Chidlow-based club, made up entirely of women, took on the Broncos in round 10 for the second time.
After a thorough annihilation by the reigning champions (52-0) at the start of the season, the brand new team has had to work hard to get more familiar with the game and work together.
Their hard work paid off when they came up against the Broncos for the inaugural Indigenous match that commenced with a pre-game Welcome to Country ceremony featuring Midn Marr Dreaming Noongar dance group and special guests Yok Djakoorliny – women running.
The confident Broncos were the first on the scoreboard and had commentators convinced early into the first quarter that this would be another show down.
But the Valkyries put up a fierce fight with defence holding tight and pressing hard all game.
In the final quarter, the Broncos, rattled by lack of yards made frequent interceptions and turnovers and ran the clock down to maintain their lead of 16-8.
Despite the loss, the celebration from the Valkyries side lines reflected the team’s pride in their efforts and their improvements on the field.
The hills girls are back competing this Saturday evening in Rockingham playing the Vipers at 5.30pm.