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Newly promoted Cockburn FC Ladies Trials

December 24, 2012 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Newly promoted Cockburn Ladies upcoming trials

After a success season last year Cockburn Ladies have been promoted to the state league division one.

Trials for the forthcoming season for the senior ladies team will be on Sunday 20th January at 10am until midday and Wednesday 23rd January at 6pm until 8pm.

The venue is Beale Park, Spearwood which boasts some of the best football pitches in the state with 6 of the pitches being floodlight.

Cockburn football club have this year newly appointed a youth development officer at the club and he is also the ladies coach.

All standards/abilities welcome, just come along to the trials meet the girls and have go.

If you require any further details please contact Karen on 0434927249 or email

North Lake SC Womens seeking players

December 24, 2012 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

North Lake SC Womens
Seeking players for season 2013.

We have 2 teams, division 2 and 6, so experienced players to committed newbies to the sport are most welcome. We have a great social atmosphere amongst the girls and are dedicated to trainings and games.

Pre-season begins in January.

No need to be Spanish as there is a great mix of cultures amongst the girls.

Grounds located behind Murdoch University Vet fields.

Please email to register your interest.

North Lake SC looking for soccer players

December 14, 2012 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

North Lake SC Womens
Seeking players for season 2013.

We have 2 teams, division 2 and 6, so experienced players to committed newbies to the sport are most welcome. We have a great social atmosphere amongst the girls and are dedicated to training and games.

Pre-season begins in January.

No need to be Spanish as there is a great mix of cultures amongst the girls.

Grounds located behind Murdoch University Vet fields.

Please email to register your interest.

107.9fm the World Football Programme Christmas Show

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media

Proudly broadcasting since 1988 with the support of Station Sponsors, Football West and Auswest Fencing & Wrought Iron

Station address: 4/153 Rockingham Road, Hamilton Hill  WA  6163




9.00Studio hosts: Penny TannerHoath, Jason Washington-King and Don Evans

Listeners invited to text your club news to 0408 921 832 or go to facebook

2012 in review

Intro and FBW promo

9.00-10.00 Lisa Devanna, Perth Glory Ladies

Adam Peacock, Fox sports

Heather Reid, CEO Capital Football

Intro and Audio grabs

10.00-11.00Steve Nelkovski, Perth Glory, A-league

Lyall Gorman, Executive chairman Western Sydney FC

Teo Pellizzeri, Green and Gold Army

Nat Adamopoulos, Adelaide football guru

11.00-12.00Perth amateur world cup

Andrew McTernan, Aussie Mags, EPL

Andy Jackson, 442 magazine

Peter Hugg, Football West CEO

Thank you to our sponsors and partners, BBC, ABC, FFA, SBS, Fox Sports, 442, TWG, all of our guests.


This is the final show for 2012. The team are back the third Saturday in January 2013. You can support our endeavours by becoming a station member Thanks for tuning in!

Subiaco looking for personnel

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard


The Subiaco AFC Soccer Club is seeking applications from suitably experienced coaches for the 2013 season. The club, based at Rosalie Park in Subiaco, is considered one of the best football clubs in Perth with a history that dates back over 100 years. With numerous junior, 10 men’s and 4 women’s teams the club is well placed for a strong future.

The opportunity to coach is currently for the Women’s State Reserves Team and our Women’s Division 4 team:

Women’s State Reserves Team

The successful applicant will be required to coach the State Women’s Reserve team. Workly closely with the Coach of the State Women’s Team you will develop the squad’s skills, tactics and fitness. You must be able to attend training on Monday and Wednesday nights as well as attend games on Sunday. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in additional competitions such as the Night Series and the Women’s Cup.

Women’s Division 4 Team

The successful applicant will be required to coach the Women’s Division 4 team. It is anticipated that the chosen coach will work closely with the Division 2 coach as and when required. You must be able to attend training on Wednesday nights (and preferably Monday nights) as well as attend games on Sunday during the 2013 Soccer season.

If you are interested in applying for either of these positions you should email a one page bio/CV to or call Andrea Ahearn the Subiaco AFC Women’s VP 0408 152 826for more information.

Applications close Friday 4 January 2013.

Perth Glory away to Sydney FC

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: W League

Perth Glory goalkeeper Carly Telford. Photo: Getty

Refreshed Glory set for season-defining contest

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Perth Glory Westfield W-League team is set to take on Sydney FC on Saturday in a massive contest which looms one of the biggest in club history.

Last week saw the Glory play three games in seven days, with the latest result a 2-2 draw against Brisbane Roar in Queensland.

Perth remains top of the W-League table with Sydney in second place, just two points behind.

The top six teams are separated by just three points, so results are paramount in the final four matches with a debut finals appearance up for grabs for the Glory.

This weekend’s blockbuster carries extra significance as it will be played as a curtain raiser to the A-League Sydney derby at Allianz Stadium.

Perth Glory goalkeeper Carly Telford is no stranger to playing in front of big crowds during her time with Chelsea Ladies and the England national team, so she is looking forward to this weekend’s crunch game.

“It’s lovely to be back in Perth for starters after being away all of last week,” said Telford.

“It’s been nice to regroup, get back to training and shake off those small injuries and tired legs some of the girls had.

“Sydney is going to be tough and we are all eager just to get out there. I’ve played at the Emirates in front of over 26-thousand and this is going to be a huge occasion with the likes of Del Piero playing afterwards.

“Then again it’s a pitch, it’s grass, the same size everywhere, so we just want to get there and get the three points after slipping up last week.”

Talismanic captain Collette McCallum will miss the match due to a personal commitment also involving youngster Sarah Carroll, but Telford says the team will still be able to perform strong with competition for places at an all-time high.

“There’s no doubt she’s going to be a massive loss, she’s such a fantastic player,” said Telford.

“I think we’ve got good squad depth so whoever comes in will do a great job for us.

“We’re looking forward to the test and taking in the experience of the last result (3-1 win) against them.”

Canadian international Sasha Andrews returns to the squad this weekend after missing the Roar clash with bone bruising to her knee.

Kick-off against Sydney FC will be at 2.00pm Perth time on Saturday and you can follow all of the live updates via

Sydney FC v Perth Glory

Saturday 15 December, 2012

Allianz Stadium

Kick-off: 5.00pm local time (2.00pm Perth time)

Perth Glory: 1. Carly TELFORD (gk), 3. Carys HAWKINS, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 7. Aivi LUIK, 8. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 9. Rosie SUTTON, 10. Jaymee GIBBONS, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 12. Kate GILL, 13. Elisa D’OVIDIO, 15. Liz MILNE, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Kirri BOLTON, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 20. Zoe PALANDRI (gk)

Three to be omitted

Ins: 5. Shannon MAY (promoted), 6. Sasha ANDREWS (return from injury), 10. Jaymee GIBBONS (promoted), 16. Thia EASTMAN (promoted), 18. Kirri BOLTON (promoted).

Outs: 2. Sarah Carroll, 14. Collette McCallum (both personal commitments).

Unavailable: Nil.

Harnwell developing his coaching skills

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: W League

Perth Glory Women coach Jamie Harnwell. Photo: Getty

Harnwell’s heyday isn’t over

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jamie Harnwell is in a purple patch right now, and while it’s not for the first time in his football career, this time he’s calling the shots.

By Stephanie Brantz,

Perth football has seen its share of glory over the years. 2004 saw Harnwell’s mens team take the honours in the last NSL final against Parramatta Power – the second time Perth had lifted that trophy. After his retirement, the most recent Hyundai A-League final also featured the Glory men in full flight. The women, however, have waited a long time for accolades of their own.

This year though, with Perth’s favourite son at the helm, the Perth Glory women are in prime position to make their mark. With just four rounds of the regular Westfield W-League season remaining, they sit in top spot – two points clear of former title holders Sydney FC who they meet again on Saturday.

It’s in stark contrast to last season, where poor preparation showed as Perth struggled for a victory and finished the season near the foot of the table.

This year, Harnwell has had a full pre-season with the ladies side and is understandably positive about the difference it has made.

“We had a good preparation and were able to put together a strong side. Having Collette McCallum back in the W-League, Kate Gill returning after a year out with a knee injury and Lisa De Vanna heading back here to the west, has strengthened the side and obviously the strike force”.

It’s not just the veteran Matildas though that are propelling this side to the top and the coach agrees that the whole team is stepping up.

“Local girls Marianna Tabain, Ella Mastrantonio and Elisa d’Ovidio have proved themselves again this season and having Aivi Luik move over from Brisbane has been great for us as well”

The Queensland influx has proved lucrative for the Glory, with not just Luik and De Vanna but also the emergence of Rosie Sutton, who announced herself in Round 5 when the Sky Blues came to town. With both sides missing their internationals Sutton slotted a hat-trick, more than justifying her selection in the side.

“Rosie has been fantastic, she got herself over here for a try out and showed some real raw talent, she applies herself in training and now is reaping the rewards”.

It’s been a fast learning curve for Harnwell. After hanging up his boots in 2010, he went to work for Football West at the National Training Centre. When Nicola Williams departed, he was offered the reins for the Glory Women and grasped the opportunity with relish.

“To be offered a job as Head Coach in a national competition just six months after retiring as a player, it was too good to turn down”.

“In my first season, I was a bit naïve. I think perhaps I underestimated the rest of the league and had to get my head around dealing with 20 players. When you are a player yourself, it’s pretty much all about your own contribution and performance but as a coach you have to consider everyone as a whole”.

His coaching career almost came to an abrupt end when the Hyundai A-League club talked of jettisoning the women’s side to cut costs.

Fortunately state federation Football West stepped into the breach and thus far, Harnwell has repaid the faith. It’s a fact not lost on the man who served Perth Glory well for over a decade.

“Football West have been so supportive of us and it’s wonderful to be able to show them that this team is worth it”.

The table is congested though and there is no chicken counting going on.

“It can be a bit of a lottery, we play well for two weeks and then if we take our foot off the pedal the points are gone and they may prove the
difference. Two more victories should see us safely into the play offs”.

The coming weeks aren’t going to be easy, a third away trip on the trot sees the Glory travel to Sydney FC, before welcoming reigning champions Canberra to Intiga Stadium before the Christmas break.

They finish the regular season though, with matches against Newcastle and Adelaide who sit at the opposite end of the table, so there is a sense that Jamie Harnwell’s side may earn an inaugural finals appearance and bring more glory to Perth.

England invest. Where to now for Australia?

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: World Football

England's FA backs women's game

England celebrate©Getty Images

England’s Football Association (FA) has committed to five years of investment in the women’s game with national coach Hope Powell stating the ambition of replacing Germany as the “leading nation”.

Their ‘Game Changer’ strategy intends to build on the recent advance of the female sport in England, who reached the UEFA Women’s EURO 2009 final and now have a two-year-old semi-professional league, the FA WSL. As part of the scheme the FA will have a separate commercial programme for women’s football, will aim to secure more broadcast coverage with the rights separated from the men’s game, will expand the FA WSL to include a second division, and will grow participation.

The strategy document states: “We want women’s football to become the second-largest team sport after men’s football by 2018 based on independent Sport England research, with 253,600 women playing football each month (currently fourth behind men’s football, cricket and rugby).”

FA chairman David Bernstein said: “Women’s football is the area with the most potential for growth in the nation’s favourite game. We are determined to lead that development at every level and have created a robust plan for doing so using all our resources and knowledge.”

An elite performance unit will be set up and a head of elite development appointed, and Powell said: “The elite performance unit will make sure our best talent gets to the top, it’s about commercial deals for the women’s game, it’s about participation, it’s about growing the game. It’s about all those things we need to make sure the women’s game reaches the levels we want it to reach.

“For me, I don’t see why we can’t be the leading nation in women’s football. We look at Germany and what they are doing and if I had to pick a leading nation it would definitely be Germany. For us this is a starting point and I’m hoping down the line we can be the leading nation.”

London will stage the UEFA Women’s Champions League finalfor the second time in three years next May, and in 2014 England hosts the first UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship to consist of eight teams.

Life Members accepted

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, History, Trophy winners

At the Football West AGM Wednesday December 12, three New nominees were received as Life Members

Penny TannerHoath, Women’s Standing Committee Chair

John O’Connell, Hall of Fame Committee, Media

Peter Koulizos, State League Standing Committee Chair, men

Congratulations everyone!

Roar and Glory share the spoils

December 13, 2012 By: Penny Category: W League

Brooke Spence and Lisa De Vanna in action. Photo: Getty

Roar, Glory share spoils

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Brisbane Roar came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Perth Glory in the Westfield W-League on Saturday.


Kate Gill and Marianna Tabain scored for the visitors in the first half, but Tameka Butt and Katrina Gorry ensured a share of the spoils with their second-half strikes.

The match was played in steamy conditions at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre, but that didn’t prevent the Glory from pressing energetically whenever the Roar tried to play their possession game.

Glory started brightly with Collette McCallum and Gill both going close from corners as they began to dominate the early proceedings.

The visitors’ dominance from set pieces paid dividends after 34 minutes when McCallum’s curling corner was scrambled in by Gill at the near post.

The Roar almost equalised two minutes later when the zippy Emily Gielnik was put through one-on-one with Carly Telford, but her cracking shot from the right was saved spectacularly by the Glory shot-stopper to keep the visitors in front.

Just before half time, Perth doubled their lead. Elisa D’Ovidio smacked the cross bar with a venomous shot before Tabain picked up the loose ball and looped a cheeky shot over Roar goalkeeper Kate Stewart and into the back of the net.

Substitute Butt, introduced at half time, showed why Roar coach Belinda Wilson decided to bring her on, as she slalomed through Perth’s defence seconds into the second half, only to shoot straight at Telford.

Butt was proving a masterful substitution for the hosts, and she scored to make it 2-1 midway through the second half. Gielnik controlled in the box and fired at Telford, who couldn’t hang on to the shot, and Butt was on hand to side foot into the net and bring her side back into the contest.

Six minutes later, Gielnik almost set up the blonde dynamo once more, but Butt slightly overran her perfect cross from the right to scoop a shot over the bar.

Sustained pressure finally resulted in an equaliser for the Roar, with Gorry finishing well after being set up delightfully by winger Vedrana Popovic.

Brisbane pushed on for a winner and had a strong penalty shout waved away before Perth somehow survived a goalmouth scramble as the match ended in an entertaining draw.

Brisbane Roar 2 (Tameka Butt 61, Katrina Gorry 87)

Perth Glory 2 (Kate Gill 34, Marianna Tabain 44)

Brisbane Roar: 2. Laura Alleway, 3. Amy Chapman (6. Ashley Spina 82), 4. Clare Polkinghorne, 5. Brooke Spence, 7. Erika Elze, 8. Elise Kellond-Knight, 10. Lana Harch (13. Tameka Butt 45), 11. Vedrana Popovic, 17. Emily Gielnik, 18. Kate Stewart, 19. Katrina Gorry

Perth Glory: 1. Carly Telford (gk), 2. Sarah Carroll, 3. Carys Hawkins, 4. Bronwyn Studman, 7. Aivi Luik (19. Shawn Billam 90), 8. Ella Mastrantonio (11. Lisa De Vanna 77), 12. Kate Gill, 13. Elisa D’Ovidio (9. Rosie Sutton 82), 14. Collette McCallum (c), 15. Liz Milne, 17. Marianna Tabain