Wondai Wolves’ A Grade squad members celebrate after their Grand Final victory
The Wide Bay A Grade trophy

August 29, 2023

Wondai supporters had double reasons to celebrate on Saturday after two Wolves’ teams hoisted Grand Final trophies at Wondai Sportsground.

The Under 16s girls team defeated Fraser Coast Crushers 36-12 in their Grand Final.

A couple of hours later, the Wolves’ A Grade women’s team downed the Crushers’ senior side 24-14.

The two Grand Finals wrapped up a hectic season of travelling for the players in the Wide Bay Female competition, which also included teams from Cherbourg and Bundaberg.

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A Grade Grand Final

The A Grade Grand Final capped off a 12-round series for Wondai’s “She-Wolves”.  

Wondai went into the game as favourites after finishing as Minor Premiers.

They lost just one game throughout the season, ironically to fellow South Burnett team Cherbourg in Round 3.

Fraser Coast opened the scoring when Kayla Baldwin crossed the line and then converted her own try.

But 10 minutes later, Ellen Mosby hit back for Wondai and Traevonnah Fisher’s conversion evened the scores.

The two teams then swapped tries again, leaving the scoreline locked at 10-all at half-time.

Fraser Coast was again first to score after the break, with Keysha Baker crossing, but the rest of the half belonged to the Wolves who notched up three unanswered tries – including a length-of-the-field effort to Sophia Fisher – plus a penalty goal.

The final score was 24-14.

Wondai try scorers were Sophia Fisher (3), Ellen Mosby and  Holly Patton. Traevonnah Fisher kicked one conversion and a penalty goal.

Fraser Coast tries were scored by Kayla Baldwin, Olepa Vervuurt and Keysha Baker. Kayla Baldwin kicked one goal.

Wondai Wolves’ captain – and women’s rugby league mover and shaker – Brittany Holding hoists the A Grade Grand Final trophy
Player of the Match Traevonnah Fisher is congratulated by Brittany Holding
Ellen Mosby reaches over her head to put Wondai’s first points on the board in the A Grade Grand Final

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A Grade Gallery

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Under 16s Grand Final

The Under 16s Grand Final clash between Wondai and Fraser Coast was played earlier in the afternoon.

Taya Solomon opened the scoring for Wondai within a minute of kick-off.

Two minutes later, Bella Barrett scored the first of her two tries for the afternoon.

Summer Sullivan converted both, and suddenly the Wolves were ahead 12-nil within minutes of the start.

But Fraser Coast quickly hit back, scoring two unconverted tries of their own before Wondai’s Draysharn Arnold took the Wolves to a 16-8 lead at half-time.

After the break, the Crushers were again the first to draw blood, but Wondai then scored four more times.

The final score was 36-12.

Wondai try scorers were: Bella Barrett (2), Draysharn Arnold (2), Taya Solomon, Summer Sullivan and Rehanna Fisher. Summer Sullivan and Rehanna Fisher kicked two goals each.

Fraser Coast’s three try scorers included Alexis Nadort.

Wondai Wolves’ Under16s with the Wide Bay competition shield at the end of the game
Proud mum Kimberly Barrett leads the Under 16s out on to the field for their Grand Final clash

Players Olive Finger and Sophia Fisher speak after the game … unfortunately the Wolves’ captain was injured

Wolves’ president Mick Astill presents the Player of the Match award to Summer Sullivan
Held up … Strong Wondai defence stops Fraser Coast from scoring just before half-time
Bella Barrett celebrates on her way to scoring her second try for the Wolves
Summer Sullivan scores in the corner for the Wolves
Rehanna Fisher runs towards the posts to score
Draysharn Arnold scores for Wondai with 11 minutes left on the clock

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Under 16s Gallery


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