Ormond Amateur Football Club Women’s team, sponsored by Chemwatch, has triumphed against Hampton Rovers to claim the Buxton Cup.
The two clubs are long-time rivals, but this is the first season where women are taking to the field at this level of the sport, with the game marking the first ever VAFA women’s football match.
The match, held at Hampton Rover’s home-ground Boss James Reserve on April 7, was also the season opening game for the VAFA’s 125th anniversary season.
Ormond’s Lauren Yarrow also made history as the first goal-kicker in VAFA women’s football, scoring less than two minutes into the game.
Ormond Amateur Football Club President Richard Simon said the match was played in excellent conditions, which provided a great spectacle for the estimated 1,200 strong crowd.
“It was wonderful to see so many Ormond players and supporters in attendance to support the girls,” he said.
“As well as the physical presence of Ormond, the difference between the two teams was the strong marking and accurate kicking for goal by best on ground, Kate Macqueen, the tackling pressure applied by captain, Catherine Rogers, and the attacking football from Ally Brammer.”
Mr Simon said Ormond played a hard tackling brand of football.
“Congratulations to coach, Mark Haughton and his assistant, Jackson Haughton (son), on their preparation and conditioning of the team since training commenced on 16 January, and for creating the very strong TEAM SPIRIT amongst the 35 players,” he said.
Well done to the team, and we hope the rest of the season goes just as well!