Bulldogs players Ella Baulch (left), Shaylee Rendell, Zeatta Baulch, Daniella Baulch, Courtney Milne, Deonie Crowther, Jasmine Habr, Kimberley Keam show off the new kit.
Bulldogs players Ella Baulch (left), Shaylee Rendell, Zeatta Baulch, Daniella Baulch, Courtney Milne, Deonie Crowther, Jasmine Habr, Kimberley Keam show off the new kit. Shane Jones

Bulldogs ready for their first test

AUSSIE RULES: The wait has been worth it in more ways than one for the Brothers Bulldogs.

The side begins its life as an AFL Wide Bay women's club today, taking part in the Lighting Carnival in Maryborough against six other sides.

Fellow Bundaberg club The Waves will be there along with Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bay Power and the Sunshine Coast's Hinterland Blues.

But getting there hasn't been smooth sailing for the Bulldogs

There were genuine concerns the side would not have jerseys available with the distributor not guaranteeing delivery by this weekend.

"Being that we were one of the last clubs, we didn't have a lot of time to come up with size numbers and what we needed,” Bulldogs captain Daniella Baulch said.

But the jerseys arrived in time and were presented to the players on Thursday night.

Designed to suit the female body, the jerseys have purple to separate the design from the men.

"I'm loving them - we're loving the changes,” Baulch said.

The side will start its campaign today at 3.30pm against Bay Power.

Baulch said she hoped the girls gained enough confidence out of the three matches to be ready for next week's season start against The Waves.

The Lightning Carnival starts at 2pm with nine matches on today.



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