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Queens Park title-tilt grinds to a halt

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Football West News

Monday, August 22, 2016

Queens Park’s championship aspirations received a body-blow as they were held to a frustrating goalless draw against Balcatta at Grindleford Reserve on Sunday.


Report by Paul J. Laverty

On a pitch which held up well despite a full weekend of rain and football, the first half failed to ignite, dishing up pace and physicality but with both defences coming out on top.

In the second period Queens Park lifted peppering the home goal with shots, and Balcatta had their keeper Gabby Dal Busco to thank for keeping the scores level with a virtuoso performance.

In the 62nd minute she bravely saved at the feet of Nicole Campbell when the Queens Park captain looked set to score, and then followed this up with two lightning-quick close-range stops within a minute, the first from Katie Schubert and the second again from Campbell.

On 73 minutes Queens Park’s Natasha Rigby made a surging run down the right and her effort finally beat Dal Busco only to hit a post.

Moments later Campbell held her head in her hands when she rattled the ball over the bar from just 12m following a superb cut-back from Stacey Learmont.

Balcatta were mostly limited to speculative long-range efforts but could have pinched it right at the end when Chelsea Winchcombe had the ball nicked from her toe following a dazzling solo-run through the Queens Park defence, before Ash Panaia sliced the resulting corner just past a post.

In the end both teams had to settle for a share of the spoils with Queens Park falling further off the pace in the race for the Bankwest Women’s State League Premier title.

“We had a couple of players out through injury but we should have got the job done,” said a frustrated Queens Park coach, Ben Anderton.

“We controlled the tempo, the possession, but it was just one of those days it wouldn’t go in.”

For Balcatta this was a confidence-boosting result, which the young side vow to use as a benchmark for the 2017 season.

“Everybody’s pretty stoked,” said captain Chelsea Winchcombe.

“We worked as a team. We’ve had the ability all season and we just pulled it together today.”

Balcatta 0
Queens Park 0
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Grindleford Reserve
Kick-off: 3pm
Referee: M. Tolmie

Balcatta: 1. Gabby DAL BUSCO, 2. Chelsea WINCHCOMBE, 3. Tahlia D’OPERA, 4. Cass HARDING, 5. Erika CHILCOTT, 6. Monique GODDING, 7. Giorgia ALFORD, 8. Lexi NJIRICH, 10. Caitlin DOEGLAS, 11. Melanie DOEGLAS, 12. Tiahna SCANDRETT, 14. Ash PANAIA, 15. Madisyn OLGUIN, 17. Nadia HARVEY
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil

Queens Park: 1. Danelle CORNISH, 3. Rebecca DICARLO, 5. Angelique STANNETT, 8. Stacey LEARMONT, 9. Brittany WOODFIN, 10. Nicole CAMPBELL, 11. Natasha RIGBY, 12. Kathryn SCHUBERT, 13. Georgie KENT, 14. Emma YLIAS, 15. Jessica DARMAGO, 16. Caitlyn BROOMHEAD, 17. Monique GORDON, 24. Sadie LAWRENCE
Yellow cards: nil
Red cards: nil

CONGRATULATIONS BASSENDEAN CALEDONIANS! STATE LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS 2016!

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions

After only their second year in women’s state league and a top four finish in 2015, Bassendean battled throughout this season to keep abreast of second placed Wanneroo. The two teams drew two weeks ago so a win on Sunday put them 6 points clear after their final league game. The Bassendean Reserves finished runners up to Stirling Panthers (who are a new club into the State League 2016).

It has been many years since a Bassendean team have entered top flight women’s football. Something veteran Sam Preston may well remember.

It’s moments like these that make club legends and stalwarts very proud. The Hayward family springs to mind. They have been associated with Bassendean for decades. Peta Hayward is a second generation Hayward player still going strong (sister BJ also plays in the Bassendean Division Five team)! Mother Angela Hayward is travelling to New Zealand as Team Manager with one of the WA Masters squads. Other well known players in the D1 team are Novella Avezzu and Lindsey Jobling.

The coaching team of Paula Hooper and Kelly Ann Jarden have reinforced a great work ethic in the squad that seems to follow the fabric of the Bassendean Caledonians community. Jarden is a former New Zealand international and Pan Pacific Masters Medallist.

Playoffs between Premier and Division One start at the end of the Premier season (late in September). Currently sitting bottom of the Premier League, Quinns will have to present a strong case to remain in the Premier League in 2017. Wanneroo have the chance for promotion so training isn’t over yet ladies!

Watch this space!

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GLORY V WA STATE TEAM FIXTURE

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: State Teams and Programmes

Dear Club Presidents

I am delighted to confirm that Perth Glory Women will play a WA State team, on Wednesday 28th September at Inglewood Stadium. I can also confirm that Jessine Bonzas has agreed to coach the State team with Elisa D’Ovidio taking on the role of assistant coach.

Training sessions for this game will be held on Wednesday 14th and Wednesday 21st September at Celebration Park, Balga.

Can I ask that each club, currently playing in the Women’s State League (Premier), please nominate between 2 and 5 players, that they feel should be considered for inclusion in the State team. Please forward these name to Jessine Bonzas, who is cc’d above. Jessine will be in contact with each club in the comings days to discuss further.

I look forward to seeing you all at the game on the 28th and if you do have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

Sam Watkins
Football West | Women’s Development Manager

Fremantle 5 a side football

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

WA Team Pics at the School Sports Championships 2016

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions, State Teams and Programmes

WA after their first game v Queensland

Melville City FC Club President Dave Kindness with the five Premier Melville players in the State Schools 19s squad

 Bree Alexander and Lucy Jerram show off their bronze medals and a smile that reflects their selection in the Australian squad.

Female footballers invited to NTC trials

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions, State Teams and Programmes

Monday, August 22, 2016

Football West invites talented female footballers to trial for selection in the U13, U15 and U19 National Training Centre squads.


Football West News

The NTC is WA’s recognised development pathway and has produced some of WA’s best players in recent years.

Trials will be held at Celebration Park in Balga and Kingsway Sports Complex, Madeley, on September 15–21.

The process will be overseen by Football West Technical Director Cris Ola and assisted by current NTC coaches Jessine Bonzas, Darren Young and Faye Chambers.

The program provides talent-identified female players, from age 12, with the opportunity to reach their potential through a program recognised and endorsed by Football Federation Australia. It provides a pathway to potential National representation and a realistic opportunity for players to make a career from the game.

An information session for parents will be held on Friday, September 16, at Celebration Park, Balga from 5pm for girls interested in the NTC program.

Current U19 NTC player Steffi Nadilo has given the programme a ringing endorsement.

“The most enjoyable and rewarding element of the program for me by far has been developing friendships with teammates and knowing that every member of the team is equally valued,” Nadilo said.

“This would not be possible without the coaches providing a supportive and encouraging environment.”

Trials for 2017 squads will be held on the following dates

U13 (born 2004, 2005 and 2006)

Friday, September 16 –  5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 1)

Monday, September 19 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 2)

Tuesday, September 20 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 3)

U15 (born 2002 and 2003)

Friday, September 16 – 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 1)

Monday, September 19 – 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 2)

Tuesday, September 20 – 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 3)

U19 (born 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001)

Thursday, September 15 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Kingsway Sports Complex, Madeley – Wanneroo City’s main field (Day 1)

Wednesday, September 21 – 5.00pm to 6.15pm at Celebration Park, Balga (Day 2)

RIO OLYMPICS WOMEN’S FOOTBALL FINALS

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: World Football

Germany defeat Sweden 2-1 for Gold

Canada defeat Brazil 2-1 for Bronze

BACKPACKERS FC BID FOR WOMEN’S STATE LEAGUE

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Competitions

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Backpackers FC

Backpackers FC are delighted to announce that Metropolitan Cup Finalists and reigning cup holders Backpackers FC Ladies have formally applied to join the Bankwest Women’s State League for season 2017.

Since launching the ladies we’ve enjoyed a meteoric rise through the Metropolitan league structure by blending a fantastic group of local girls with players visiting Perth on a working holiday’s (often with assistance from the club to get settled).

President Neil Hookway said “Joining the State League represents an obvious next step for Ladies. The requirement to field two teams each Sunday represents a challenge but the planning starts now.”

“We will need to expand our coaching team and recruit a minimum of another dozen players – but we wouldn’t be doing this if we weren’t confident in our ability to delivery on both fronts to the required quality”.

He added “The girls have been a shinning light in a season where the guys haven’t lived up to the standards expected by the club. The structure of the mens club will be reviewed during the close season but in the meantime its all about the ladies as they prepare for the Cup Final on September 4th and State League Football in 2017”.

Anyone wishing to get involved with Backpackers FC in any capacity should message this page or email info@backpackersfc.com

SCHOOL SPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 LARK HILL

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Competitions, State Teams and Programmes

Results for the week-
WA 12s Girls:
WA 0 Qld 5
WA 2 SA 1
WA 2 VIC 1
WA 0 NSW 2
WA 1 NT 0
WA 0 ACT 0
Final Placings: Qld Gold NSW Silver WA Bronze
19s girls (Coach Wayne Basedon):
WA 3 Qld 0
WA 5 SA 0
WA 1 NSW 12
WA 2 VIC 2
WA 8 WA 1
Final placings: NSW Gold, Vic Silver, WA Bronze
Australian Team selections:
Full squad
Captain Lucy Jerram (Melville City FC) and Bree Alexander (Leeming Strikers)
Shadow squad
Vice Captains Issy Bridger (Melville City FC) and Courtney Owen (Queens Park)
Amy Coghlan (Quinns)

TO THE BETTING AGENCIES THAT KEEP ATTENDING MELVILLE’S FIXTURES!!

August 26, 2016 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

I’m down at the Melville City Football Club v NTC game at Len Shearer and there’s a betting agency guy tapping in the stats to his mobile app. This is the 3rd time I’ve seen a foreign non English speaking agency representative watching Melvilles matches. Not happy betting agency! Can you please stop attending our young ladies football matches! Any of them in Western Australia!

Gambling is not something we want our young ladies to be a part of!

GO AWAY!