As well as most of the 35,185 fans in attendance at the first ever RAC Derby in the AFLW, Bianca Webb used the most conventional way to get to the footy ahead of Fremantle’s 45-point win on Saturday – the train.
The Fremantle debutant didn’t want to have it any other way as she played her first NAB AFL Women’s game on the big stage, taking the train from Edgewater to Optus Stadium with her family.
The 18-year-old said it was important to share the experience.
“Having my family there was just the most important thing, I love them and they support me so much,” Webb said.
“We took the train, I love getting around the people who come in. It was good.
“I blended in pretty well, I had my family around me to try and cover that so I could just focus on the task ahead.”
Webb was far from overawed by the occasion, impacting the game instantly with a tackle to win a holding the ball free kick in the opening minute.
“The message from (senior coach) Trent Cooper was to get in, get my head down and make an impact and I feel like I did that, so it was good,” Webb said.
“I think that (the tackle) just settled everything for me and just made me want to keep going.
“The whole day was absolutely amazing, I’ll remember this forever I think.”