SWFL’s best do battle

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

The South West Football League women’s best players will battle it out for the chance to represent the region in a match against Peel Football-Netball League next month.

All six women’s teams nominated players for the SWFL squad, with 35 chosen to take part in a training session at Hands Oval in Bunbury on Monday, May 29 before the final team is announced on Tuesday, June 6.

Busselton Magpies players Somer Palandri, Jade Smith, Jannelle Snaddon, Kelly Player, Lauren Valli and Tessa Keane were among the 35 selected.

Juniors Smith and Keane said they had booted a ball or two in the past and were excited to take on the challenge.

“It will be a good experience and good to learn some new skills,” Smith said.

Valli and Snaddon said they were new to the game and were excited to part of the first women’s competition.

“There are a lot of talented women out there so keeping up will be a challenge,” Valli said.

“It’ll be tough, but it’s great just being a part of the first women’s team,” Snaddon said.

Palandri looked to the future and said if she was to make the final team she would focus on learning to play to the team’s strengths. SWFL will take on PFNL at Bendigo Bank Stadium in Mandurah on Saturday, June 17.

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