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Australian captain Zoe Arancini leads her country to a series win over Japan

Over the weekend the Australian women’s team made a clean sweep of their Test Match series against Japan at the Valley Pool in Brisbane. Fremantle Marlin, Zoe Arancini captained the Aussie Stingers who won the decider 20-9 in a dominate performance.

Arancini, a Rio Olympian and 3 time AWL Champion (07′, 08′, and 14′), had this to say about the series: “Great way to start, two wins from two. You can’t ask for a better way to start and we’ll look to improve on our performances throughout the year.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever played in front of a crowd like this in Australia since the World Championships in 2007. It’s so fantastic to see all the juniors out here tonight to cheer us and the men on,” said Arancini.

Lilian Hedges

Joined by Arancini was fellow Fremantle Marlin, Lilian Hedges. Hedges, is an accomplished goalkeeper who is coming off a massive 2018 season where she was voted as the 2018 FINA World League Intercontinental Cup Goalkeeper of the Tournament. Lilian and Zoe enjoying the sights in Budapest

 

This is great preparation for the girls for the season opener of the AWL OVO 2019 Season on Saturday February 2. The Marlins will play against the Adelaide Jets in Adelaide, with their first home match of the season locked in at the Bicton Pool for March 2nd against the UWA Torpedoes.

To follow FWP please stay up to date with our website and social media pages as we move closer to AWL 2019!

 

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