Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Margo Legault (Montreal) and Eileen Hansen (Boston) lay a tackle 
Women's footy in North America took another giant step this weekend at the Philadelphia Aussie Rules Tournament. Players from Montreal, Boston, New York, Baltimore and Ontario teamed up to field two 14-a-side teams on a full sized field, a break from the usual 9-a-side squads that dominate the women's version of the game. The result was an outstanding game of footy that eventually fell the way of the Boston/Montreal combine team, taking home the win by 32 points Boston/Montreal 8.10 (58) defeating New York/Balt/Ont 4.2 (26).

It was also another good weekend for the five Angels who made the trek south. Aimee Legault again outstanding through the midfield while Lindsay Belzie was proving a massive headache up forward for the New York defenders. Unheralded Canadian national player Margo Legault was in stellar form, making every touch of the football an effective one with countless goal assists whilst once again proving a titan on defence. Down back Kate Allbon-Sargeant proved a thorn in the side of the Magpie attackers burrowing her way in to the bottom of the packs and coming up with the footy time and time again. It was also a break-out game for Emily Legault who was given the job of shutting down some of the Magpies big guns up front, a task she proved she was more the capable of handling.

The Angels upcoming matches are May 26th (playing as Ottawa Swans in Toronto) and May 27th AFL Quebec Round 3 (Co-ed) in Montreal.

Stay tuned for the match report.