BFL: Redan, Lake Wendouree youth girls ready for the big one

Captains Hayley Smith (Redan) and Riley Holloway (Lake Wendouree) will lead their teams into battle in the Ballarat Football League's youth girls' grand final on Sunday.

Captains Hayley Smith (Redan) and Riley Holloway (Lake Wendouree) will lead their teams into battle in the Ballarat Football League's youth girls' grand final on Sunday.

REDAN and Lake Wendouree are set for a blockbuster grand final to put a fitting cap on the Ballarat Football League's youth girls season.

The two clubs will square off at White Flat Oval on Sunday, with more than just a premiership on the line.

For Redan, the reigning premier, a win would cap a perfect season of football after Lions' champion Amy McDonald was awarded her second consecutive league best and fairest.

Meanwhile, coach Chris Wilson was handed the coach of the year trophy after steering the club to a perfect 10-0 home and away record.

However, Redan captain Hayley Smith says her side is facing pressure to record its second consecutive flag.

"It's really nerve-wracking because last year we went in thinking we had no chance against Ballarat, having been smashed by them previously in the finals," Smith said.

"It's the same again this year - we beat them (Lake Wendouree) in the finals, but it was pretty close.

"There's a lot of pressure and, for me, it's my last season and I'd love to go out with a bang."

The Lions defeated the Lakers by 37 points in their most recent encounter in the semi-finals, and recorded a 28-point win in their first clash back in round seven.

However, Lakers captain Riley Holloway says the side has made dramatic improvements through the year, and is hungry success after making their maiden grand final.

"It's a good feeling (to get to the final)," Holloway said.

"Having a few new girls this year coming through and already into their first grand final - it's really great to see.

"We've already had a few improvements between the games and we're just going to in there and give it our all.

"Hopefully, third time lucky, we'll get the win," she said.

TEAMS

REDAN

B: N Griffin J Rainsford G Richardson

HB: T Dunn J Bokma E McLean

C: A Tebble O Kyatt A Lodge

HF: L Murphy E Richardson K Prebble

F: A Cutler A Morgan-McTaggart A Tebble

R: A McDonald H Smith M Flenley

Inter: T Dunn, A Flintoft

LAKE WENDOUREE

B: T Den Ouden E Relouw P Guthrie

HB: M Arnott K Jackson K Jackson

C: M Chew I Walker A Maria-Rice

HF: D Jenner T Bruhn E Trainor

F: A Jackson L Quinlan Roberts S Hearn

R: N Alexander J Gilmer R Holloway

Inter: P Arnott G Jenkins

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