It’s been another HUGE weekend of women’s sport. We saw the launch of the TAC Cup girls football competition, round 3 of the Suncorp Super Netball and are already on the thrilling tail end of the AFL Women’s league inaugural season. The Australian Open of Surfing finished up, sadly without an Aussie woman in the final two, and New Zealand proved too strong for us in the Rugby Women’s Sevens tournament in Las Vegas.
Here, we give you a snapshot of all the weekend’s highlights.
1. Lions down Crows in top of AFLW ladder clash.
It was always going to be a close one, but the Brisbane Lions remain the only undefeated AFLW team after beating the Adelaide Crows by three points in front of a 12,000 strong crowd at Adelaide’s Norwood Oval Saturday night.
The Lions were behind at three-quarter time but a goal from Kate McCarthy in the final term – the only one for the quarter and her second – was enough to secure the win for her side.
It was 30 points (4.6) to 33 (5.3) at the final siren, and with five wins from five games, the Lions are well and truly the premiership favourites.
For Adelaide, Sarah Perkins was also a stand-out, kicking two goals.
2. More upsets in the Suncorp Super Netball as the Giants pip the Magpies.
We’re three rounds into the Suncorp Super Netball and things are starting to heat up.