The Batemans Bay Seahawks have sent out an ominous warning ahead of the Canberra AFL Division Three competition, taking out the preseason Hawk Cup for the second year running on Saturday.
The side looked right at home at Hanging Rock Oval, as they beat the Yass Roos by 40 points in the final to take the title.
Coach Michael Kenny was impressed by the progress made by his side throughout the day.
“We were a bit slow at the start, but we improved as the competition went on, which was good,” he said.
“There are some new guys who haven’t played together before, so it was about finding the right mix.
“By the final, they had started to click pretty well.”
The Bay began the afternoon with an 18-point win against Googong, before recording a blowout victory against an undermanned Cooma side.
They showed their class in the final with a strong win against a previously undefeated Yass.
The only sour note for the side was a leg injury to Josh McKenzie.
Kenny hoped his side would be able to carry their form into round one of the regular season against ADFA this week.
“Playing a side like ADFA first up will be a really good indicator of where we are at as a team,” he said.
“They’re probably the fittest team in the competition, so we should have our work cut out.”
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