Women to clash after big game

CLOSER: Kate Case, Rockets, escapes the chase of Mollie Duffy from the Joeys.
CLOSER: Kate Case, Rockets, escapes the chase of Mollie Duffy from the Joeys.

Senior players in the Mid North Women's League will be making history as the first women to play on the new Memorial Oval. 

Two teams from the Crystal Brook Football Club, the Roosters and Rockets will play each other at 7pm as a curtain closer for the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide who play a JLT Community match on March 2. 

The club was approached by the Port Pirie Regional Council and the president of the Crystal Brook Football Club Ian Lambert says they said 'why not' to the opportunity. 

"It is history, the first ever women's game in the precinct and girls will be part of that. Everyone involved is quite proud. It is already at this stage, to play an exhibition match shows other things can come from it. The Crows and Power will be there and they might see someone they like," Mr Lambert said.

The women's competition kicked off on Friday night with junior games commencing at 6.00pm at the Crystal Brook oval and with senior games starting at 7.00pm. 

"The season started on Friday night and it shows that only after two years we are on the right track to get a chance to be shown on the bigger stage," Mr Lambert said.

The crowd on Friday night was much larger than expected and the teams put on a tremendous show for spectators. 

Girls from both teams nominated to play on newly finished oval with up and coming football star Kate Case from Orroroo who has represented South Australia, trained with the Crows academy and played in an overseas tournament.

The curtain raiser for the game are the Under 21’s from the Spencer Gulf League – Port Pirie vs Port Augusta.