Bellingen?s Marg Hope is ready for a big game today.
Bellingen?s Marg Hope is ready for a big game today.

Bellingen ready to party



WITH teams playing in both the A and B Grade grand finals today, the town of Bellingen could be rocking tonight if the results go their way.

For Marg Hope, the Angels A grade right half, that could be the case no matter what the result.

"Lock up your doors," Hope warned.

"We're geared up for a party either way."

In a season where the Angels have lost only one game, it is that attitude of having fun that has created a culture of a tight knit unit that they hope will carry the minor premiers to grand final glory this afternoon.

"We've had a really comfortable season, we've been very relaxed so there hasn't been any pressure," she explained.

"We've felt like we've just gone out there and had a lot of fun."

This year's Bellingen club is a result of the town's two teams coming together this year and Hope believes the blend of youth and experience created has been fantastic.

"There's a nice combination of mothers and daughters in the team as well," she added.

If Hope ever wants to take time out from the game, she admits it's difficult when her husband John is the coach.

The coach though believes that he's more a manager than an actual coach thanks to the make up of the players in the squad.

"They've been very good," he admitted.

"The girls with the youth and experience, I don't have to coach much I just direct them a little bit, help out with the finer points.

"But it's just been running itself as a lot of people have input as they're not shy of saying what they want but at the same time they just need someone to direct them more than coach them."



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