Laura Delahunty at home at Minyip-Murtoa

EXCITING: Minyip-Murtoa’s Laura Delahunty, pictured playing against Dimboola’s Grace Braithwaite at the weekend, is relishing her new role in centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

EXCITING: Minyip-Murtoa’s Laura Delahunty, pictured playing against Dimboola’s Grace Braithwaite at the weekend, is relishing her new role in centre. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

LAURA Delahunty has found wins few and far between since stepping up to Minyip-Murtoa's A Grade side four years ago but she would not dream of playing anywhere else.

For Delahunty, 19, the club is home wins are just icing on the cake.

"It's a really close-knit, family club," she said.

"All my family plays there, so I've grown up there and gotten to know everyone really well.

"I really enjoy the social side and just being involved with the club."

Delahunty started at the club in under-13s and played in few junior grand finals before stepping up to seniors.

"We didn't quite win, but it was a good experience," she said.

Last year's A Grade best-and-fairest winner is enjoying a new role this season.

"I usually play defence but this year I'm in the centre court," she said.

"I love playing centre. I really enjoy the fitness."

The Burras have welcomed a few new faces this season and Delahunty said the side was looking stronger than it had in a long time.

"We're starting to gel and we're pushing a few of the top sides," she said.

"We haven't won for a couple of years, so it's pretty exciting."

Delahunty, who is also studying nursing in Horsham, believes a breakthrough win is on the cards.

"I'm not sure who it will be against, but I feel like it can happen," she said.

"If we keep the same team and keep going the way we're going, I think we could be something pretty special in a few years' time."

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