Check out Football West TV this week for the clip on the West Australian Manrays women’s football team in their last kick out prior to leaving for Italy.
The World Masters Games beckons for the 16 player squad.
The ladies, from all over WA, are gelling together neatly and shaping into the formidable force they have been for the last 20 years.
The squad travelling to Italy is:
Penny Tanner Hoath (Melville City Premier), Di Reeves (Leeming Division 1), Tina Glasson and Sylvia Jenkins (Mandurah Metro), Mhairi Glover, Wendy Peace, Mandy Laing, Sandra Szopski, Kerry Henry (Subiaco State League Division 1 and Metro), Elaine Anderson, Jayne Spalding, Lorraine Connop, Janet Robins (Hay Park), Shea Parker (Capel Wolves), Deb Farrell (Bunbury Dynamos and Force).
Some of the players to watch out for are…
Tina Glasson from Mandurah is an absolute bundle of energy. A farmer by day, Mandurah Metro player and Mother of 3, Tina is the teams road runner. With a David Beckham like work ethic, she is likely to be one of WA team’s top goal scorers in Italy.
Mhairi Glover (maiden name Angus), from Subiaco’s State League squad, is the team’s Scottish Aussie powerhouse. With great strength and passing, Mhairi is a challenge to stop in the attacking half.
Deb Farrell (maiden name Eve) has come into a new lease of footballing life this year. Debs Coaches and plays for Bunbury’s local powerhouse Dynamos, plus is dual registered for The Bunbury Forum Force in the Perth State League Division One. As a midfielder she has terrific vision and an eye for a great pass. This will be a key in unlocking some of the top teams the Manrays will come against such as Canada and Japan.
The West Australian Manrays have some great items for sale to help their endeavours to get to Italy.
The teams budget is $120,000.00
So far we have raised $20,000.00
Our auction has raised $2000.00 so far
To help support the ladies in their representation of Australian Masters Football, here’s what you can do….. hop on to one of the links below and make an offer for the item. The team will come back to you if your offer is accepted.
Facebook users (where each item photograph is ready for your offer to be laid against it)
Email users who would like to contact us directly to make an offer on any item:
The items on offer are-
Security SURVEILLANCE DIY kit includes 4 channels (cameras) and H264 DVR (Digital Video Recorder), 4 pcs 60 ft cables, 1pcs power supply, 1 pcs 5 way splitter cable and 1 pcs remote controller. Kindly donated by Lockdown Security Solutions based in Mandurah but services the whole of WA. Call Lockdown Security for all your home/business security solutions phone 9584 2926. Valued at $990.00.
Pandora Sterling Silver bracelet donated by donated by Andrew Ralph’s Diamond Jewellers in Mandurah. Find their showroom and gallery on andrewralphs.com.
The 2012/13 Westfield W-League was a historic one for Perth Glory as the WA team made the finals for the first time in its history. The new-look Kelme-designed purple and white strip was a hit with fans and was on show in every home match, where the Glory was undefeated during the league season. Matildas star Kate Gill returned from a serious knee injury to take out the W-League Golden Boot award and was instrumental in the team’s success in reaching the semi-finals. This shirt has been signed by the newly appointed Matildas co-captain. The pink and purple shirt is a separate item for sale.
Perth Glory W League NBCF shirt (as is). Pink and purple Perth Glory shirt donated by Football West. The purple and white shirt is a separate item for sale.
Perth Glory’s annual National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) fundraiser match has been running since season one after the passing of the mother of inaugural player Danielle Calautti. The 2012/13 Westfield W-League season saw kit provider Kelme design a special pink and purple version of the shirt with support of the NBCF and Football Federation Australia. A massive crowd was on hand for the broadcast match where Rosie Sutton starred on her starting debut with a hat-trick in the 3-1 win over Sydney FC. Up for grabs is Shawn Billam’s shirt from the match, who came on as a substitute for Marianna Tabain late on.
Socceroo shirt (as is) donated by Armando’s Sports and former WA Socceroos autographs collected by Penny Tanner. Includes Gary Marocchi (former Perth Glory Coach), Stan Lazaridis (West Ham and Birmingham City), Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory), Rob Dunn, Rob Zabica, Chris Coyne (Perth Glory and now Bayswater City Coach), Richard Garcia (West Ham, Hull City, Melbourne Heart).
Danny Green’s signed boxing gloves donated by the Jenkins family. As per Wikipedia: Daniel “Danny” Green is an Australian professional boxer who has had four world title wins in three weight classes – including the current IBO world cruiser weight title.
The West Australian Manrays major sponsors are
The items are up for purchase until the team leaves the week of July 26.
You can donate directly to the team via direct deposit to the West Australian Manrays 036122 and 163910.
Help the team get to Italy in August and raise the profile of masters football across Australia!
Promoted every Saturday from 9am on the World Football Programme 107.9fm from June through July.
West Australian Manrays Media Campaign Manager
Thank you for your support: Football West : Manray Construction Design Services: Greendog Design : Radio Fremantle : Kelme : Sink Warehouse Osborne Park : Armando Sports : Andrew Ralph’s Diamond Jewellers : Lockdown Security Solutions : Auswest Fencing and Wrought Iron : Mandurah Hyundai : Pro Football Training : Chevin Heaven Limousines : Vicki Zampatti : Stan Lazaridis : Perth Glory