WOMEN are the difference between winning and losing according to the captain of a revered local mixed touch football team.
“If you’ve got good girls you're pretty much guaranteed to do well, it makes all the difference,” Hawks Nation captain Kassidy Argus said.
Armed with the likes of Nicole Absolum, Danielle Skinner and Samara Winnel, the team have been indestructible this season.
After three weeks of competition they’re looking stronger than ever, with a bye, and two convincing victories; 10-2 and 9-2.
Though most of Hawk Nation’s players use touch footy as a chance to keep fit between winter sports such as Aussie Rules and netball, they’re vying for first place this season.
“You don’t play to lose, too many of us have that competitive nature in us,” Argus said.
They could be in luck considering two players who were out due to pregnancy last year have returned.
Absolum is among players like Levi Pollett and Kieran Lewis who score tries week in week out for Hawk Nation.
This year the mixed competition has not been graded, and Argus has mixed sentiments about the change in structure.
“It’s good exposure for the teams that haven’t played much,” he said.
“But at the same time, you dont want to absolutely demolish sides, it might be a bit heartbreaking for them.”
Given the choice he’d opt for more challenging opponents.
“I get a bit more enjoyment out of the competitive side of it.”
In their fourth season together, Hawk Nation are enjoying the fruits of their labour.
“We’ve come along in leaps and bounds,” Argus said.
“In our first year we didn’t make finals, and the last few years we finished in the top two or three.”
In the final Hawk Nation was beaten by Brocke Argus’ team, which has now disbanded.
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