Gisborne is showing some good signs early in the AFL Goldfields Women’s season.
With a newlook team on the park this year, the Bulldogs have won two of their opening three matches.
Their latest win came on Sunday against Bacchus Marsh, winning 5.6 (36)-3.2 (20).
Jessica Morris was named the Bulldogs best in the win.
Speaking before Sunday’s match, Bulldogs first-year coach Jason Peak said he was really happy with how things were going along.
“We have been gelling really well,” he said.
“We’re got a lot of new players at the club, and close to eight or so that are new to football full stop.
“There will be continual improvement through the season as we’re still a young group.”
Peak said they were unsure how they would go early in the season, but had been surprised at how the side had stuck to following the game plan.
He said they virtually had a new midfield from last season and they had shown some positive signs.
“It’s about getting into good habits and tactics,” he said.
“Even against Redan we didn’t have the best of results, they played the way we had been practicing.
“We’ve got the plans and personnel to do it.”
“I want to play a nice attacking brand of footy, and you don’t see a lot of that at local football, especially with women’s football.
“I want them to move the ball quickly.”
One thing that hasn’t helped the Bulldogs early on, has been injuries.
Peak said they had been playing short in their games so far. He said anyone who is interested in playing is welcome to come down
“We played with 16 [against Redan], which I’m told isn’t unusual for the group,” he said.
“We would love to be able to rock up to a game in Ballarat and be able to play with at least 20 players.
“We’re still after players.”
With such a new group, Peak said they hadn’t set an expectations heading into the season.
He said it was more about ensuring the players got into good habits.
Gisborne this week faces Carisbrook.