The Adelaide Crows taking out the inaugural AFWL Grand Final today reminded me that I had not blogged about being able to attend the season opener and very first AFWL game with Carlton defeating Collingwood 7.4.46 to 1.5.11
Not only was it great to be watching this with Em (Moo was in India) to see her inspired by women’s sport but it was just fantastic to see a fully packed Princess Park (over 24,000 in attendance) and the gates having to be shut with people not being able to get in.
People were standing in the isles and on the stairs it was so packed and they were not disappointed because it was like watching a classic game of old. It was tough footy with strong tackles and the girls really getting into the action.
It was great to be a part of history and to see the Carlton girls win the first ever AFWL game. Was extra special to see this at a fully packed Princess Park.
It was a short first season with each team playing each other only once and then the top two into the Grand Final. Carlton did OK coming 4th out of 8 teams but in the end it was just great to see AFWL start and proud that Carlton fielded a team.