Port Stephens Seniors, Season In Review

2019 Season Highlights
The 2019 season has been a roller coaster, player injuries have hurt us, but we were able to get a few more points up on the ladder from a couple of well fought wins.

Overall the 2019 Women’s team has developed and improved over the season, with a good core group from last season and some fantastic new faces joining us over the season.

Top 5 B& F Place Getters
Kayla Pennicott
Gabby Fitzsimmons
Mihaela Simeonova
Nicole Morgan
Leonie Midgley

Other Medal Winners
Leonie Midgley – Captains Award
Shakira Jobson – Most Improved
Josie Johnson – Coaches Award and Players Player
Cheyenne Neu – Golden Boot

Coaches Message
Commitment was a big message this year and it paid off, by the end of the season we were looking like a football team. We had our injured players and players partners showing up and helping out, it was great to see the team really come together this year.

We look forwarding to building on this next year, we aren’t going anywhere.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT – Josie Johnson has been with Port Stephens Power since they first took the field in 2018 and has only missed one game over our first two seasons. Both years she has received the Women’s “Player’s Player” award, this year she has also been the recipient of the “Coaches Award”. Receiving those awards speaks volumes for the player and person she is.

Best Part of the 2019 Season?
Witnessing the improvements and understanding we have on the field. Watching us come together as a team. The growth of our club and feeling the support of our club.

What does the word team mean to you?
A diverse bunch of wonderful women that totally have my back both on and off the field.

Biggest Strength or Weakness on the field?
My weakness is fitness
My biggest strength is my ability to bring the team together. To create a team cohesion and inspire them to work hard.

Favourite thing about being a part of our club?
Being given the opportunity to lead the club as a women’s team.

My favourite thing about AFL as a women’s sport?
I have learned to embrace and accept my physical makeup. To be happy and confident with who we are and overcome societal stereotypes for what makes women beautiful.

Every woman on my team is beautiful, every woman brings different abilities and skills, each and every body type has a position on an AFL oval.

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT – John Harding is a highly valued member of our club. Coming along to support his wife while she played, he became our water runner extraordinaire to go-pro enthusiast. This year he has stepped up to be a fantastic team manager for the women and has made sure we were always taken care of. Coming along regularly to training nights and having a run with the team as well. All the effort he has put in has been greatly appreciated by the team and coaches.

Thanks to Medowie Family and Sports Physio for the training singlets, the team looks the goods. Also coming down to some home games to provide support on the sideline.

East Coast Supplements threw some goodies our way which the team really appreciated by the women in their bags for presentation night.

Coast Crete, Niland Engineering, Dowling Medowie and Century 21 Medowie have kept us game ready for the last two seasons.

2020 Recruits
After two seasons of training with us, being the water and message runner at games, Kayla Merritt is joining the Women’s team for the 2020 season. We couldn’t be more excited to have her finally join us out there on the field.

Hannah Graham, Caley Gabriel and Jacki Ashpole are coming onto the team next season after playing a few games with us for our 2019 season, which will be fantastic.

We are always looking for players and if you or anyone you know is interested in playing or trying the sport we would love to meet you.