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The World Football Programme 107.9FM Saturday June 1

May 30, 2013 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, History, Night Series


WFINTRO: SATURDAY 1st June, 2013

9.00 Studio host: Penny Tanner. Guests: Bill Busby President Ashfield SC, SLD1, Don Evans Stirling Lions, SPL, James Bryden Coach South Perth United, Sunday Premier Division. Listeners invited to text your club news to 0408 921 832 or go to facebook WPF/107.9FM

9.10-9.30 Matt Connellan, Journalist in NSW: National Premier League model and the Australian football landscape. PLUS 2 HOURS E.S.T.

Audio: Girls 13 State Team, FBW TV

9.30-10.00 Ella Mastrantonio on womens football: Cockburn City, NTC, Matildas

10.00-10.30 Eddie Lennie, Referee Development Football West: match coverage, innovations in technology, education and challenges such as match coverage locally

Audio grabs: Socceroos SBS promo, State League: Football West TV

10.30-11.30 General banter: Local football news, National Premier League model, Socceroos WCQ, Masters tournaments

Audio grabs: Crystal Palace, UCL, Real Madrid

11.30-12.00 Ann Odong issues in the Australian media, player and coach movements across Australia and Europe, UCL Final, Championship Playoff

Thank you & every guest!

11.58 WFOUTRO.

Australian Open Womens Maccabiah Squad 2013

May 21, 2013 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage


Girls State Team Squads 2013

May 21, 2013 By: Penny Category: State Teams and Programmes

13s State team

Alexia Moreno

Isabella Foletta

Megan Green

Katie Grayson

Sofie Osborne

Isadorah Rakich

Georgina Teakle

Georgia Cawley

Morgan Acquino

Liana Cook

Ella Manso-Vukovich

Daniella Simatos

Kizanne Mulder

Cheyenne Wise Jarvis

Tessa de Leo

Sasha Edwards

Head Coach- Elisa D’Ovidio

15s State team

Sara Riou

Alyssa Van Heurck

Maddison Schofield

Georgia Donaldson

Courtney Hall

Sophie Hobson

Abbey Meakins

Taylor Maguire

Sarah Kenny

Shauni Reid

Roison Connolly

Ellie La Monte

Steffi Nadilo

Baxter Thew

Logan Walton

Charlotte Teakle

Coaches- Darren Young / Salv Todaro


May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage

Stepping up into top flight women’s State League football for the first time in the Melville City FC’s history has been both a dream and a challenge. The dynamic teenage duo of Laura and Raffi Waltman, have been an integral part of the very young Melville brigade in its rise to Premier League football this year.

Outstanding performances saw the WA teenagers both selected in the open women’s Australian Maccabiah Football team bound for Israel in July this year. They are the only two selected from WA.

Terrible news has seen the eldest sister, Raffi, rupturing her knee ACL and missing out on the Games.

The sister’s first adventure into World Football was the Pan American Maccabiah Games in 2011 in Brazil, alongside former West Australian and Matilda Tal Karp. WA Coach Mark Abro has been appointed again as the Australian Women’s Coach.

Maccabiah 2013 – The 4th largest sporting event in the world, takes place every 4 years. It will include up to 72 countries with over 7,500 athletes. Women’s Open Football has 10 countries registered: Australia, Israel, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and South Africa.

For more info on the games, go to

Good luck young Laura and quick recovery Raffi with your operation.

2011 Australian squad

2011 Australian squad

Laura (second from left), WA and Australian Coach Mark Abro and Raffi (right)

Laura (second from left), WA and Australian Coach Mark Abro and Raffi (right)

By PennyTanner

Women’s Standing Committee (WSC) Meeting Summary

May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: Women's Standing Committee

The WSC met for the last time this term April 29, 2013.

A summary of discussions for the meeting were as follows:

state team pathways and coaching appointments

recognition of committee positions up for election for a new term

Night Series feedback is Premier clubs prefer playing in their own group at the same venue but Division One are happy to play across two venues to see both competitions. Trophies won were Carla Bennett POF and Evie Gooch POS

State League squad numbers and crossover from first team to second team. Do clubs have enough resources.

Challenge identified was how clubs can transition from juniors to seniors and Metro to State league and how can FBW help with this

Request from several State League clubs for 3 match officials denied due to lack of availability on a Sunday. Could be a possibility of matches were played on other days when there is less competition for the same referees.

Women’s competition Review will be instigated towards the end of this year. This will involve discussions and forums with clubs. Comments that WA lags behind in our structure and resources.

There has been no feedback from Metro clubs. There are currently 55 teams across 5 divisions in Metro.

The Junior Standing Committee is operating and you can put forward agenda items to The new ruling this year allows girls to play down in the boys 14-18 age group. WSC have expressed reservations about this given duty of care for all parties.

Any questions or feedback email

Northern Redbacks secure $500,000 from government

May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Grassroots sports club funding boost

Sunday, 12 May 2013
$500,000 boost for grassroots sporting facilities at Celebration Park, Balga
Upgrade to run-down facilities used by Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club
Funding recognises important role sport plays in strong communities
The State Government has delivered on an election promise to provide a boost for sport in the Balga and Mirrabooka areas.

Premier Colin Barnett promised $500,000 to upgrade the run-down and outdated facilities at Celebration Park in Balga, home of the highly successful Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club, after inspecting the facilities last year.

This week, the Premier visited the Redbacks senior training session to announce that funding had been formally approved to allow the work to go ahead.

“The Northern Redbacks Women’s Soccer Club typifies what grassroots sport is all about and it can be proud of what it has achieved even though it operates from facilities that are run-down and unsuitable,” Mr Barnett said.

“The club is one of the most successful women’s soccer clubs in Western Australia but it doesn’t have women’s change rooms, so players are forced to change in the men’s toilets, which are in poor condition.

“The Government recognises that sporting clubs like the Northern Redbacks play an important role in healthy local communities.

“This funding is part of the Government’s unprecedented commitment to support sport from grassroots level to elite standards, with initiatives including the new Perth Stadium, nib Stadium, a high performance State Netball Centre, as well as new community courts, and the KidSport initiative to help 13,000 disadvantaged children into sport.”

The Premier said the Northern Redbacks had 75 players spread across five junior and senior teams.  The club’s success was highlighted by the fact that it had fostered elite talent, including Lisa De Vanna and Collette McCallum, who had played for the Matildas, and several players who had represented the Perth Glory women’s team.

Mr Barnett said $500,000 would be granted to the City of Stirling to carry out the Celebration Park development in consultation with the soccer club.

“This will deliver an important community facility.  It will benefit clubs across Perth when they compete at Celebration Park, and serve other sporting clubs in the Balga and Mirrabooka areas,” he said.

“I’m grateful for the efforts of community members Andrea Creado and City of Stirling councillor Keith Sargent for highlighting the conditions at Celebration Park and for their commitment to representing the club’s needs, leading to this funding.”


NTC Under 20 squad plays in the Boys 14s Premier competition

May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Ladder After Round 5

1 Sorrento FC 5 5 0 0 29 3 26 15
2 ECU Joondalup SC 5 5 0 0 19 0 19 15
3 East Fremantle SC 5 4 1 0 15 3 12 13
4 Melville City FC 5 4 0 1 12 9 3 12
5 Perth SC 5 3 1 1 16 4 12 10
6 Balcatta SC 5 2 0 3 18 23 -5 6
7 Bunbury Forum Force 5 2 0 3 8 13 -5 6
8 Cockburn City SC 5 1 0 4 6 15 -9 3
9 NTC Girls 5 1 0 4 5 17 -12 3
10 South Perth United SC 5 1 0 4 4 19 -15 3
11 Floreat Athena FC 5 1 0 4 3 20 -17 3
12 Inglewood United SC 5 0 0 5 2 11 -9 0

Smarter than Smoking Junior Player of the Month

May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: Competitions

The prizes keep coming with an iPad up for grabs each month in another Healthway and Football West initiative.

To be in the running  for one of the latest Apple devices, players must download the Smarter Than Smoking Player of the Month Initiates file downloadcompetition entry form and provide three correct answers.

Each question, and the corresponding answer, can be found on the Football 360 online TV show, which is available on

Winners will be announced on the final Football 360 webisode of each month, starting in May.

Did you know that being active is a lot harder if you smoke? Did you also know that smokers are more easily exhausted and slower to react? It’s a fact.
So, if you’re really serious about your sport, the future is in your hands.

Perth Glory Women’s striker and Australian international Kate Gill knows exactly what it takes to get to the top of the game.

“You have to make the right decisions off the field to be better on the field,” Kate said. “Be your best, be Smarter than Smoking.”


Smarter than Smoking Junior Team of the Week

May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Does your junior team have what it takes to be the Smarter than Smoking Junior Team of the Week?

Football West and Healthway have teamed up to deliver a football pack worth $150 every week during the Smarter than Smoking Junior League season.

When the season kicked off at the weekend, around 17,000 youngsters engaged in competitions from as far north as Yanchep and stretching to Bunbury in the south.

The fun and games will continue for the next five months giving your team more than 20 chances to win a bag of goodies including footballs, training bibs and water bottles.

Simply download the Initiates file downloadattached form, discuss with your players the questions and send the answers about why it pays to be Smarter than Smoking to with the words “Smarter than Smoking Team of the Week” in the subject field.

Football West will announce the weekly winner in our First Touch e-newsletter each Friday.

Did you know that being active is a lot harder if you smoke? Did you also know that smokers are more easily exhausted and slower to react? It’s a fact.

So, if you’re really serious about your sport, the future is in your hands.

Perth Glory Women’s striker and Australian international Kate Gill knows exactly what it takes to get to the top of the game.

“You have to make the right decisions off the field to be better on the field,” Kate said. “Be your best, be Smarter than Smoking.”



May 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: State Teams and Programmes


2012 State Under 13 Girls squad:

Sofie Osborne
Sophie Hobson
Georgia Crawley
Alexia Moreno
Izzy Foletta
Thea Harpley
Tessa De Leo
Madison Guy
Melanie Doeglas
Sara Riou
Abbey Meakins
Monique Todd
Ellie Taylor De Monte
Roison Connolly
Georgia Donaldson
Alyssa Van Heurck

2012 State Under 14 Girls squad:

Alyssa Van Heurck
Baxter Thew
Cassandra Harvey
Eliza Mitchell
Georgia Brittan
Georgia Donaldson
Isabelle Bridger
Janelle St Pierre
Jessica Harris
Karla Edwards
Kathryn Moore
Kizane Mulder
Melanie Doeglas
Monique Todd
Nardia Harvey
Taylor Maguire

2012 State Under 15 Girls squad:

Danni Griffiths
Melissa Shepherd
Angelique Stannet
Monique Godding
Mikayla Lyons
Hope Shepherd
Leniana Masibaka
Gabby Dal Busco
Emily Henderson
Emma Leaning
Tiahna Scandrett
Courtney Hall
Sarah Kenny
Shauni Reid
Maddison Schofield
Steffi Nadilo