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SWFLW 2023: Harvey Bulls women’s team playing exciting football heading into final stretch of games

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Justin FrisHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Skipper Rachel Wright is a leading contender for the 2023 Nola Marino Medal.
Camera IconSkipper Rachel Wright is a leading contender for the 2023 Nola Marino Medal. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

The Harvey Bulls women’s team enter the final stretch of the SWFL women’s competition in second spot, having won 12 of their 13 games.

With reigning premiers Busselton the team to beat, the Bulls’ prospects will largely hinge on the form of five key players.

Rachel Wright

Wright, who captains the Bulls, is considered by many to be a favourite to claim this season’s Nola Marino Medal.

A no-nonsense midfielder who works hard in the corridor, Wright is extremely resilient under pressure and makes team-focused decisions at all times.

Trinity Brown

Brown, who joined the Bulls via Eaton and WAFLW outfit South Fremantle, has proven to be one of the most successful recruits across the entire women’s competition this year.

Aside from being a viable option on the half-forward flank, Brown’s tackling pressure provides several opportunities to win back possession.

Along with teammate Rachel Wright, she is a genuine contender for this season’s Nola Marino Medal.

Krystal Carter

Originally from Safety Bay, Carter was one of several players who began playing for a SWFL club following WAFLW commitments in July.

Together with Peel teammate Greta McKinley, Carter helped guide the Bulls into the finals and elected to return this season.

A player capable of playing a multitude of roles, the 33-year-old could cause onballers from Busselton and Bunbury issues during the finals.

Fleur Parker

Parker, who tied with South Bunbury’s Ebony Bilcich for the 2019 Nola Marino Medal, returned back to the Bulls during the off-season, her club of origin, following a three-year stint with Donnybrook.

With plenty of experience in big games, the Bulls legend routinely leads from the front and rival clubs always have great difficulty in curbing her influence.

Emma Faulkner

Faulkner presently is on on top of the SWFL women’s goalkicking table and poses several problems for rival defenders.

A forward who presents well, Faulkner’s presence can often draw multiple defenders, which allows her teammates to roam free and hit the scoreboard.

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