It’s only round two but the Fitzroy-ACU Women 1 team has made the most emphatic start to its first season in the VAFA, with a win over SKOB Saints at Vic
Park on Friday night.
As the VAFA reported, Fitzroy-ACU remains the only undefeated side in Premier division, beating the strong finishing Saints 33-13. Liz Olney continued her strong and accurate presence in front of goal with two goals in the wet conditions. Claudia Bell, Alex Monacella and Hillary Collett were the best players.
Fitzroy-ACU Women 1 plays Ajax this Sunday at the Gary Smorgan Oval and will go in as favourite, with Ajax yet to win a game. The ground has not been a good hunting ground for the Roys, so let’s hope that hoodoo can be broken.
After a very tough outing against a strong and experienced Melbourne University side last weekend, the Fitzroy-ACU Women 2 team will be at home this week at Ramsden Street, taking on neighbours West Brunswick. Despite the big margin, there were some strong performances from Emily Goegan, Mish Booth, Sophie James, Alice Batterton, Amelia Crook and Rebecca Petrie.
This weekend is the final of the grading rounds for the VAFA Women’s competition and then the new draw will be developed. For Women 1 they will stay in the Wilson Premier Division, along with the other teams they have played so far – SKOB Saints, AJAX and Brunswick Renegades – but their new competition will be revealed when the VAFA advises clubs of the new Premier teams on Monday.
On Monday, the VAFA will be re-working Grading Groups 1 to 6, which includes Fitzroy-ACU Women 2, into four groups of eight teams. Fixtures for all five VAFA Women's competition for rounds 4 to 14 will be released on the VAFA website on Thursday.