Young side confident they can run A-grade rivals off their feet

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Indi Weeden and Alyssa Ward will be key players in Valkyries debut season.
Camera IconIndi Weeden and Alyssa Ward will be key players in Valkyries debut season. Credit: Laurie Benson

Valkyries will be looking to make an immediate impact in their first game in the A-grade competition tonight.

Booming with young talent, Valkyries will be a quick and skilful side that older teams will be wary of.

They think they have the squad to go all the way and will be pushing for a finals berth in their first season.

Valkyries player Alyssa Ward said she believed they would be able to outwork other teams.

“We are a pretty young team, so I think we will run a fair few sides off their feet,” she said.

“Even though we are a young side, a lot of the girls have A-grade experience so we are happy with the team we have put together.”

Indi Weeden and Alyssa Ward will be key players in Valkyries debut season.
Camera IconIndi Weeden and Alyssa Ward will be key players in Valkyries debut season. Credit: Laurie Benson

Ward said they would improve with each week. “We really want to gel as a team as the season goes on,” she said.

“A lot of us are new to each other.

“We want to learn how each other plays, so we can all play our role.

“A lot of us have been in A-grade before, so we are definitely confident we can make it to the finals and even the grand final.” Ball carrier Indi Weeden will be important with her pace, while Tay Weeden’s outside shooting and Macy Lane’s strong work inside the paint will also be valuable.

Valkyries start their season against newcomers Kinjarling Storm tonight.

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