Calder Cannons has made history as the first team to claim AFL Victoria’s inaugural TAC Cup Girls title.
Calder Cannons completed a clean sweep of the five round TAC Cup Girls competition to claim the inaugural title.
Calder and Murray Bushrangers both finished the season with five wins from as many matches, but the Cannons were awarded the premiership cup with a superior percentage of 412 compared to 232%.
Led by Melbourne Uni and Collingwood player Alicia Eva as coach, the Cannons won their final round match in convincing fashion, defeating Bendigo Pioneers by 63 points. Chloe Molloy again led the way up forward with three goals, kicking 20 for the season to win the competition leading goalkicker award, and shared the inaugural best and fairest award with Dandenong Stingray Bridie Kennedy. Molloy and Kennedy finished on 21 votes, one ahead of Calder’s Madison Prespakis.
With a fifth win complete, Calder needed to wait for the Murray Bushrangers result against Oakleigh Chargers before having the title win confirmed. The Chargers denied the Bushrangers any chance of stealing the title away from the Cannons, leading for three quarters before the Murray were able to kick three second-half goals to win by four points. The win completed a 5-0 to the season for Murray, but was not enough cut into the percentage gap with Calder. Grace Egan was best for Murray, completing a success season the Bushrangers, finishing sixth in the competition best and fairest.
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