North West AFL: Tamworth Kangaroos and Inverell Saints to clash in women's grand final

Tamworth Kangaroos and Inverell Saints will fight out at Gunnedah on Saturday for the inaugural North West Women’s AFL title.

The Kangaroos head into the decider having won their last two games against the Saints, but knowing it will be a tight and tough tussle.

“The two teams are very similar,” Kangaroos skipper Shannon Campbell said.

“Both sides have got some good young talent.”

“One thing the Saints have probably got up on us is they have a few girls that have played for a few years.”

One of the driving forces behind the Kangaroos’ formation, Campbell can’t wait to run out onto Wolseley Oval on Saturday.

“I’m pretty excited,” she said.

That statement runs true throughout the whole squad, albeit blended with a few nerves.

Regardless of what transpires it has been an amazing effort to make the grand final considering that none of them had ever played a game of AFL before this season.

Campbell attributed their success in large part to being a tight-knit group.

The Saints booked their spot in the grand final with a 48-point win over the New England Nomads last Saturday and are all very excited, coach Dick Gleeson said.

“It’s a great achievement for them to form a side and have a side each week and get in the grand final and hopefully go one step further and win it in their first year,” he said.

Gleeson expects a close game, and said it’ll be about discipline, and who brings their best on the day.