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North aims for elusive flag

Saturday, 7th February, 2015

New player Tanja Ebert had her first run with the Bulldogs at training on Thursday. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel New player Tanja Ebert had her first run with the Bulldogs at training on Thursday. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By Darrin Manuel

After finishing runner-up to Central for the last three years, North’s women are ready to take the next step.

The Bulldogs have been training tirelessly under new coach Darren Tangey and assistant John Schorn, and shown a great desire to improve on previous seasons.

North finished the season as minor premiers last year, only to go down by a solitary point to Central on grand final day.

Tangey said the girls continued to be spurred on by the pursuit of the club’s inaugural women’s premiership.

“We’ve been averaging around a dozen at training, but we’ve had a few more since holidays ended,” Tangey said.

“We lost a few to uni but they’ve said they’ll play when they’re back on school holidays, and we’ve picked up a few new players as well.

“They’ve all been really good and really keen, everything we’ve thrown at them so far they’ve taken on board.

“For the last three years in a row they’ve been bridesmaids so they’ll want to change that.”

Tangey said it was also pleasing to see the players continually working to develop their skills during the preseason. 

“Their attitude has been great, and their skills - already over the last four weeks you can see they’ve picked up really well,” he said.

“They also have a willingness to learn - you can send them out for an exercise and they end up doing it properly right away.”

North would welcome any new players, and anyone interested in having a kick can come along to training at the North School oval on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm.

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