2016 Mums Football Challenge | Dunsborough Dragon Slayers reign supreme

THE Dunsborough Dragon Slayers reigned supreme over the Margaret River Amrzons in the 2016 Mums Football Challenge.

It was the third year the mums footy match was played in Dunsborough which raises money for Our Lady of the Cape and Dunsborough Primary Schools.

This year the Dunsborough mums combined their teams to take on the mums from Margaret River, who raised money for the River Angels, a support group for families affected by cancer in the region.

The match was a tight contest, the Dunsborough Dragon Slayers dominated the first half scoring in the first minutes of the game and it looked like they were going to slay the Amrzons.

After half time, the Amrzons came back strong and had the ball inside their fifty for most of the third quarter making way on the scoreboard.

On the final buzzer it was the Dunsborough Dragon Slayers who reigned supreme finishing the game 27 points against Margaret River’s 17.

For the newcomers, Amrzons captain Vanessa said the team had trained for three months and it would be the first time any of the mums from Margaret River had played a football match.

“How are we feeling, a bit sick,” she said.

“But everyone is super excited.”

The Dragon Slayers captain Mel Larsen said it was the third year some of the mums had played in the football challenge and the team could not wait to get on the field.

Ms Larsen said they combined the teams because a lot of their children went to the different schools but played together in the same sports teams.

“It was great for the mums to come together and form one team,” she said.

Ms Larsen said it had been great for the community to include Margaret River this year and that they might wind it out to other mums in the region next year.

“It can only get bigger and better and if we are happy enough with this event then for sure,” she said.

The Mums Footy Challenge was coordinated by David Larsen who said the teams felt a little nervous before the game but had prepared well.

“I do not think they are as nervous as the male cheerleaders,” he said. 

“Last year the mums raised over $8000 for the two schools and we will probably exceed that this year.”

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