SKOB Saints flying in the NT

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Fresh from Premiership glory in the 2023 William Buck Premier Women’s Grand Final, several SKOB Saints players are plying their trade in Australia’s top end.

14 players from the SKOB Saints community are heading up to Darwin in January for two weeks to play for the Wanderers and the Darwin Buffettes in the NTFL.

The girls are said to be very excited about the opportunity and can’t wait to meet their new team mates. They’ll be playing in 34 degree heat and 75% humidity which will be a challenge following little training or match fitness, but the experience is set to be a rewarding one.

SKOB Saints Head Coach Tommy Purcell said, “besides playing football together with new team mates, the main purpose of the trip to the NT community is to help build relationships and have a greater understanding and connection with our First Nations history and culture.”

The girls will also be travelling through Kakadu, Katherine and Tiwi Island and training with teams from Katherine and Tiwi Island.

Premiership captain and club legend Bree Doyle played her first game with the Darwin Buffettes recently said she couldn’t believe how much she perspired from standing in the forward pocket and how special the experience was being so welcomed.  She said the competition was highly skilled with many talented footballers and plenty of fun.

Meanwhile, the SKOB Saints’ path to their Premiership defence will be unveiled later this week with the VAFA set to reveal the 2024 William Buck Premier Women’s fixture.