Bombers targeted as the Bulldogs bounce back


Many other teams might find it hard to come back after a heavy defeat, but that is not the case with Brothers Bulldogs.

After going down 11.13 (79) to 0.0 (0) in the opening round of the 2019 AFL Wide Bay woman’s competition to The Waves, Brothers cannot wait for this weekend’s game against Hervey Bay.

In the days that followed the loss to The Waves reinforcements arrived at the club making the task of tackling the Bombers a little less daunting.

Brothers Bulldogs
Brothers Bulldogs Women's AFL team 2018. Source:

Against The Waves the Bulldogs did a lot well, but were unable to penetrate the Eagles’ defence despite moving the ball well up the field.

Coach Jefferson Baulch said his players have been working hard on moving the ball around the ground as efficiently as possible, along with converting opportunities in front of goal.

“Against Waves they controlled the ball really well, but couldn’t quite get a score,” Baulch said.

“This week we have been working on our clearances and getting the ball forward.

“I know it’ll be like Christmas when they score a goal.”

In addition to the players from round one who wil be back on the field this weekend, Baulch said the team will be boosted by six recruits.

He said the additional players slotted into the team well, and he was looking forward to seeing how they performed against the 2018 premiers.

The Bulldogs take on Hervey Bay at Brothers Sports Complex at 4pm Saturday.

If you would like to get involved with Brothers Bulldogs the club is inviting all prospective players to get more information at Stockland on Saturday between 10am-2pm.

Junior boys' and girls', women's and men's players are encouraged to come to Stockland to meet representatives from the club and its mascot.

Ben Turnbull