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June 21, 2024 10:28 AM

Masters Glory for NSW

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BY ALEX TIGANI

After six years as the Singleton Roosters’ hard working club president, Nadene McBride had every right to take a break from AFL after the closing of her club’s AGM on Thursday, September 15.

Thankfully, her hiatus from the game lasted only 10 days.

The Singleton Roosterettes’ playing coach featured in the winning NSW Women’s Over 40s side at the AFL National Masters tournament held at Adelaide last month.

She was one of four AFL Hunter Central Coast players to feature in the undefeated line-up which celebrated a hard fought 3.6 (24) to 2.3 (15) win against Western Australia in the final held at Camden Oval.

“It is very special to win any grand final,” McBride told The Hunter River Times.

“To share that with like-minded older players is amazing.”

NSW did not concede a goal in the lead up to the tournament final with a 4.14 (38) to 0.0 (0) win over Country Victoria at Barratt Reserve before celebrating a 5.9 (39) to 0.1 (1) triumph over the Barbarians.

She also filled in for the Barbarians on grand final eve, featuring in their bronze medal victory against the home state.

The tournament topped off another memorable year for McBride who finished second to Terrigal-Avoca’s Joel Paterson in voting for the AFL Hunter Central Coast’s Women’s Cup coach of the year award.

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