Rockingham Rams claim Todd Taylor Cup with big win over Warnbro Swans

Stuart HortonSound Telegraph
The successful Rockingham Rams league team with the Todd Taylor Cup.
Camera IconThe successful Rockingham Rams league team with the Todd Taylor Cup.

The Rockingham Rams league team had 81 reasons to bleat on Saturday night following a thumping victory over the Warnbro Swans in the annual Todd Taylor Cup.

The Todd Taylor Cup, named for one of the few players to have crossed the friendly Rockingham-Warnbro divide, saw the Rams and Swans clash in four games on March 16, including for the first time a women’s match.

The Warnbro women proved far too strong for the newly assembled Rams women, who had the backing of Brand MHR and major sponsor Madeleine King on the day.

“The participation of women in sport has a huge impact on gender equality, and inspires young women to entering previously male-dominated fields,” she said.

Brand MHR Madeleine King and the Rockingham Rams women's team.
Camera IconBrand MHR Madeleine King and the Rockingham Rams women's team.

“It’s great to see Rockingham leading the way in inclusivity and diversity by continuing to grow their female numbers.

“Unlucky the girls didn’t get up this time against Warnbro, but I wish the Rams best of luck for the 2019 season.”

The other three games saw the Rams run out comfortable winners in colts, reserves and league, with Rockingham regaining the cup for the first time in three years following a 18.11 (119)to 6.2 (38) win in the league game.

According to Rockingham Rams president Michael Holland the festival of football was a massive success with all games played at intensity but in the right spirit of the occasion.

“All four games were played with a high intensity for a scratch match and in good spirits, which allowed all teams a solid hit out before the season commences in a couple of weeks,” he said.

“There was a great turn out from spectators from both clubs with many spectators knowing each other from football days or just living in the same areas of Rockingham.

“Rockingham would like to thank Todd Taylor and the Warnbro Swans for making it such an important and well support annual event.”

Round 1 of the Peel Football League season sees the Rams host the Mandurah Mustangs on Saturday April 6 with the colts game at midday, reserves at 2pm and league at 4pm.

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