Yass Magpies secured the Katrina Fanning Shield title with win over the Valley Dragons

Redemption is complete!

After the heartbreak of losing last year's Katrina Fanning Shield grand final to Goulburn, the Yass Magpies have gone one step further to claim the title.

Magpies coach Josh Hardy could not have been happier with their 18-8 win over the Valley Dragon Womens at GIO Stadium on a cold and windy Saturday, September 7.

"The Dragons are a terrific team," Hardy said.

"They threw it at us for 60 minutes.

"They're a big physical team from across the pack.

"We knew we were going to be in for a tough battle.

"The girls really left it out there and didn't want a result like last year."

The Magpies drew first blood through a 29th minute try to Gabrielle Suckling and Hardy at half time said the game was in the balance.

"It was 6-0 at halftime," he said.

"We knew the girls would have to throw out a solid performance in the second half to get the end result."

The Magpies started the second half in style when Hollie Massey scored, but Crystal Papalli gave the Dragons a glimmer of hope when she barrelled over the line.

However, Jenna Cooke sealed the deal for last year's runners up.

The Dragons did manage to get a consolation try through Alisha Ingram, but it was too little too late.

According to Hardy, the girls celebrated accordingly and given the hard work put in for around a year, the result was well deserved.

"It's been a long season," Hardy said.

"They almost started preseason this time last year.

"The girls wanted to rip in to the season and go one better than last year."

Pass: Hollie Massie using Gabbie Davis as a decoy during her side's grand final win. Photo: Lisa Wylie.

Pass: Hollie Massie using Gabbie Davis as a decoy during her side's grand final win. Photo: Lisa Wylie.

For Hardy, the season overall exceeded expectations.

"We never thought we would go undefeated, but they really strived to that result," he said.

"We have even got four or five girls that came across from league tag who had never played contact sport before."

A key trait of any successful team is the camaraderie among the squad and Hardy said his side was completely supportive of each other.

"The most pleasing thing is how the girls got along," he said.

"We've got a vastly different squad to last year.

"They're a really tight knit group.

"Win, lose or draw, they'd still be the same towards one another."

This was Yass's first ever title.

The final was played as the curtain raiser to the round 25 NRL clash between the Canberra Raiders and the New Zealand Warriors which ended in an upset 24-20 win to the away side.