Tassie women to take basic approach

TASMANIA'S women's football team will take a ``basic'' game plan into today's representative clash with Queensland at Bellerive Oval, says assistant coach Mathew Cornish.

``We've never been exposed to the Queensland team to get any background knowledge on them,'' said Cornish, who is also coach of the Launceston women's side.

``So we'll take in a basic game plan approach, as we've only had about five or six weeks of planning.

``To beat Queensland, it will have to be done at ground level, not in the air, because they'll be taller and more experienced than most of our girls, with a press-flood game plan.

``It will be fiercely contested and a learning experience for a lot of them.''

Four of Cornish's charges at Launceston _ Meagan Kiely, Angela Dickson, Kiara Foley and Chanette Thuringer _ are in the state side, with Cornish admitting it will be ``foreign territory'' for the versatile foursome.

``But it will be good exposure of them, as none have played representative football.

``The skill level of all four is really good and to their credit all are starting on the ground.''

Cornish said the passion to wear the Tasmanian jumper was one that is as equally as high for the state's women.

``It will be very valuable for women's football in Tasmania if they can put up a good showing.

``It's not all about winning, but about putting in a good performance.''

Women's state football team members Meagan Kiely, Kiara Foley and Chanette Thuringer.  Picture: MARK JESSER

Women's state football team members Meagan Kiely, Kiara Foley and Chanette Thuringer. Picture: MARK JESSER

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