The Hedland Reds barnstormed their way to the inaugural VSwans Pilbara Women’s AFL Twilight Carnival Shield without dropping a game.
Facing the highly touted Newman Dragons in the grand final on Saturday night at Colin Matheson Oval, the Reds snapped three goals with the wind in the first half and held on for the rest of the game to win the competition.
It was the second defeat the Reds had given to the Dragons on the night in the round-robin event, having won 4.1 (25) to 3.2 (20) in their first encounter.
But the final was the fiercest game of the night as the top two sides tussled hard, disposing of the ball well and stringing together a few seamless passages of play.
Hedland Reds coach Shane Beros was chuffed with the title and said initially he had not known what to expect when his full squad pulled on their guernseys on the weekend.
With a few former WAFL players, good size and young talent, the side proved to be the team to beat.
For his trouble, Beros copped a cooler full of ice-cold water on a windy night courtesy of a cheeky young supporter.
The tournament started with a clash between the Karratha Panthers and the Reds.