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Bates duo prepare for last dance

ALL SMILES: Paul, Travis and Kalani Bates celebrate their grand final berth.

Paula Bates could not help but get emotional moments after the siren sounded on the Singleton Roosterettes’ 27-point semi-final win against Wallsend-West Newcastle.

Unlike previous sporting highlights in years past, Singleton’s fierce utility was able to share this one with her daughter Kalani.

“It feels amazing to be in a grand final,” she said post-match.

“I don’t know what has just happened but I’m starting to get emotional.”

FINALS TIME: Travis Bates speaks to his favourite Roosterettes at half time of the semi-final.

The mother/daughter duo were pivotal in the side’s top two finish this season.

Kalani has landed 26 goals from the midfield while Paula has also been named in the side’s best players on five occasions.

“Our midfield is amazing and having Kalani and Tori (Cowburn) is amazing for how much they run,” she continued.

“They never stop and they just keep hitting the contests, getting down on the ground and its incredible.”

This grand final will also mark their final appearance for the club ahead of their return to South Australia.

THE DEBUT: Paula and Kalani Bates pictured in the dying stages of their debut against Lake Macquarie in Round 1.

“This (club) is our community,” she proudly concluded.

“It is who you keep in contact with in the pre-season, it is the people that support us through the good times and bad.

“They are loving, supportive, friendly and kind and we would love to finish with a win for the club.”

GRAND FINAL –

Lake Macquarie vs. Singleton

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
1.30pm – Bateau Bay Sport Facility

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