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Saints go walking in

Maitland Saints captain Grace Maher (pictured with her dog Obie) and her teammates will be walking 1000km for Camp Quality this month.

The Maitland Saints’ women’s team did not think the spotlight would be on them this September.

As the Hunter’s only team in the AFL Diamond Cup women’s competition (reigning premier Singleton and Muswellbrook play in the lower division) as the developing side sat seventh on the table with a 2-10 record.

Instead of watching the likes of Newcastle City and Cardiff go on to play finals, the lockdown and cancellation of the season has inspired the outfit to bond via a fitness fundraiser.

Nine members of the women’s side are aiming to walk 1000km in September with the goal of raising $3000 for Camp Quality.

Maitland captain Grace Maher admits she was thrilled to see her teammates Emily Docking, Brooke Flannery, Jenna Stevens, Caity Touzell, Stella Nichols, Skyla Dunn, Lauren Cameron and Sarah Harris jump on board.

“Everyone was super keen and each of us is aiming to walk between 100-115km this September and we also have one girl who is doing 150km,” Maher told The Hunter River Times.

“Our goal is to raise $3000 and we already raised $1656 by Day 1.”

For the latest information visit their Camp Quality Page – CLICK HERE

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