Posted: 18 September, 2016
by Footy Newsroom
Darebin Falcons Win Historic Women’s VFL Premiership
What an achievement!
The Darebin Falcons have cemented their status as the preeminent team in women’s footy, winning their fourth consecutive flag in beating Melbourne Uni in the Women’s VFL Grand Final at Coburg City Oval.
Darebin controlled the game in front of a bumper 4000+ crowd, leading by 13 at half time and 32 at three quarter time.
Darcy Vescio — set to be Carlton's marquee in the national competition next year — was named best on ground for her work, including kicking the sealer, while Katie Brennan was also influential for the Falcons; her goal after the three quarter time siren drew the margin beyond five goals.
The Mugars mounted a late comeback through skipper Ellie Blackburn, but it was too late and only served to lend the scoreline an element of respectability.
The win meant completed an undefeated season for the Falcons, with the flag being Darebin’s ninth in the last 12 seasons — a record that even Hawthorn could only dream of.