Royals gun Nardia Humphries was a dominant presence in her side’s third grand final victory on Friday night, winning best-on-ground honours against Albany. Humphries was a key figure in the 28-point win over Albany at Retravision Stadium, taking strong marks, setting her teammates up and driving the ball forward in the premiership triumph. She also chipped in with two goals in the 5.6 (36) to 1.2 (8) win as she stamped her authority on the game in each of the four quarters. “I wasn’t expecting it, when Kathleen (Mier) announced it I was actually really shocked,” Humphries said. “But in saying that I was also really stoked to get it, I think maybe my goals must have stood out. I wouldn’t been able to do it at all without the team so kudos to to them, they’re amazing.” Speaking after the game, which was played in front of a bumper crowd in perfect conditions, the forward said an early goal helped her gain some much-needed composure “Going in 12 wins from 12 games, I personally felt a lot of pressure heading into the game,” she said. “After I kicked my first goal the nerves went away and I sort of thought ‘I’m on here’ and Collin (Pass) just told me to keep going for it and putting my head over it. “I just listened to the coach really and he backed me in which really helped.” Humphries, who also excels and basketball and netball, said she was was loving playing footy. ‘Footy hasn’t been something that I’ve taken super serious but with the seasons we’ve had I think whatever comes up in the future I’ll definitely grab anything that comes my way,” she said.