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Women’s Standing Committee gains its legs

August 27, 2013 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee

The first meeting of the new WSC is coming up in September 2013.

Some of the main items on the agenda will be

Womens National Competition Review (tune in to 107.9fm this Saturday with Jason leading FFA’s Emma Highwood into the womens review discussion)

Effectiveness of the State League and Reserves competition

Support and pathways for the development of girls here in WA

Email Penny with your thoughts and comments on the season so far for your club or phone 0408921832

WA football enters new era- a significant clean up for WA football

August 27, 2013 By: Penny Category: Competitions, Women's Standing Committee

Starting with the competition review for the men’s side of the game….

Football West News

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

History will be made next season when 12 clubs aiming to represent the State on the national stage will compete in WA’s new National Premier Leagues competition.

Football West today gave provisional approval for NPL inclusion next season to Perth Glory, Armadale, Balcatta, Bayswater City, Cockburn City, ECU Joondalup, Floreat Athena, Inglewood United, Perth, Sorrento, Stirling Lions and Subiaco.

WA’s inaugural NPL first team winner will play-off against top clubs from other States in a knock-out format to determine the Australian NPL champion club.

Glory’s inclusion represents an exciting opportunity for the game to strengthen ties with the Hyundai A-League club at the same time as increasing local football’s profile.

Football Federation Australia recommends all A-League clubs enter teams in their respective NPL competitions to enhance the development structure for their elite youth players.

Of the 11 other clubs, only Subiaco currently plays outside the current All Flags State Premier League. In an exciting initiative, the Division Two club has committed to playing its home games at one of Perth’s newest sporting facilities, the WA Athletics Stadium.

Football West Chairman Liam Twigger congratulated all clubs for the high standard of bids and encouraged unsuccessful applicants to continue towards the plans outlined in their submissions.

“The Board learnt the two things most apparent from the submissions and presentations were the level of professionalism shown in developing high-quality applications and presentations, and the extent to which the club committees and members have embraced the NPL and much of what it aims to deliver,” Mr Twigger said.

The strength of club applications for NPL WA has prompted Football West to consider bringing forward to 2015 expansion plans initially scheduled for 2016.

NPL WA will replace the All Flags State Premier League as the state’s top-tier competition with a State League First and Second Division to continue to operate below. NPL clubs will be required to appoint a technical director and enter teams in each age group from under-12 to under 16, and under-18, under-20 and senior first team.

A club’s inclusion in the 2014 NPL competition is subject to the signing of a Participation Agreement.

The NPL is a Football Federation Australia-driven initiative, which has been implemented to assist in creating a more consistent national structure for the country’s various State League competitions. It is intended to raise the standard of the game nationwide through structural reform, increased coaching standards and better community engagement.

This year, NPL competitions were started in Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Tasmania and South Australia.

Initiates file downloadAttached is a document with further information or go to

For more, please visit or contact Football West Chief Executive Peter Hugg on 9422 6906 or

Girls NTC Challenge underway in Canberra

August 27, 2013 By: Penny Category: State Teams and Programmes

Football West News

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Football West’s Girls NTC squad will be hoping to make an impact at this year’s NTC Challenge at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, according to coach Jamie Harnwell.

Report by Hudson Herron

“The squad and staff are looking forward to this year’s Girls NTC Challenge,” Harnwell said.

“We have been working hard over the past couple of months to build up to this occasion and we are looking to be a competitive team across the tournament.

“Women’s football in WA continues to grow and this is an opportunity to measure our development against the other States and provide us with a yardstick to continue working towards.

“Individually for these players it is also a chance to shine in front of the coaching staff of the various Australian teams.”

This year’s team boasts five girls who all played in the 2012 tournament, including Perth Glory Women youngster Sarah Carroll.


1.    Gabby Dal Busco
2.    Sarah Carroll
3.    Leigha Bullock
4.    Tia Stonehill
6.    Monique Godding
7.    Tiahna Scandrett
8.   Emma Leaning
9.   Roxanne Dodd
10. Lauren Blackledge
11. Emily Henderson
12. Angelique Stannett
13. Mikayla Lyons
14. Hope Shepherd
15. Giorgia Alford
16. Emma Neville
18. Caitlyn Broomhead


Tuesday: FWNTC 1 (Angelique Stannett) v ACTAS 2, FWNTC 0 v NNSW 2
Friday: FWNTC v QLD

Perth Glory Girls Futsal competition October 12

August 26, 2013 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Competitions


Girls aged in the 11, 13, 15s age group are encouraged to get players from their club team together for a day of fun and futsal.

Win Glory tickets and a match day experience with Glory.

Contact: or ring 9422 6922

The World Football Programme 107.9fm Saturday August 24, 2013

August 22, 2013 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media


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WFINTRO: SATURDAY 24th August, 2013

9.00 Studio host: Penny Tanner. Listeners invited to text your club news to 0408 921 832 or go to facebook WPF/107.9FM

9.05-9.30 Lorraine Connop, World Masters Games Italy, South West football leagues

9.30-10.00 Football West Development Officer, clinics, NTC, W League

Chris Coyne, Bayswater Coach, Cool Ridge Cup Final, State Premier League

10.00-10.30 Conrad McKelvie, UWA President, State League Division One Review, NPL and Womens National Competition Review

10.35-11.00 Peter Rowe, Mandurah City FC President, D1 State League, Perth v Melbourne Heart and NPL comments

11.00-11.30 Carolina Morace, Italian Coach and National player, review of visit to Perth, comments on Juventus and European football

Audio: Afghanistan v Pakistan, Smeltz

11.30-12.00 Jason Brewer, Perth Glory CEO. New role, Glory’s preseason, squad

Thank you & every guest!

11.58 WFOUTRO.

Queens Park v NTC match called off after serious injuries

August 22, 2013 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Injuries end game early

Monday, August 19, 2013

Second-half injuries to Queens Park’s Sam Sparks and National Training Centre’s Danni Griffiths caused an early end to yesterday’s Bankwest Women’s State Premier League match at Coker Park.

Report by James Mooney

The match was called off after 65 minutes of play and Queens Park was awarded a 1-0 win after Sparks and Griffiths were taken to hospital with leg injuries following an unfortunate collision.

The result leaves Queens Park in third spot after drawing with ladder leaders the Northern Redbacks last week and knocking off second place Beckenham Angels a week prior.

Queens Park’s recent results have come with a large number of first team players missing and fringe players taking their opportunities. The win keeps Queens Park’s grip on third place as they look to chase down Beckenham.

Queens Park were under the pump early against the NTC, who were unable to turn possession into chances, and when the home side began to steady they were unable to make their mark in the final third, also.

Striker Nikki Campbell looked dangerous as she looked to add to her 11 goals this season but NTC’s back four held strong. NTC’s keeper Gabby Dal Busco stood firm in goals pulling off some key saves as the first half finished goalless.

Queens Park coach Steve Woodfin’s half-time talk clearly worked as Jess Darmago placed her 18-yard strike into the top right corner after couple of minutes into the restart.

Queens Park 1 (Jess DARMAGO 47’)
Sunday, August 18
Coker Park
Kick-off: 3PM

Queens Park: GK 1. Maya DIEDGRICHSEN, 2. Helene BORDAS, 5. Michelle KENT, 7. Brittany WOODFIN, 8. Stacey LEARNMONT, 10. Nicki CAMPBELL, 11. Ashley KANE, 17. Lesley ZMURCHOK, 15. Jess DARMAGO, 16. Emily DEAN, 19. Sam SPARKS, 12. Jessica BACKSHALL, 31. Hollie FARREL, 4. Nicole CHESTER, 18. Cassey WOODCOCK, 20. Leanne WEBB
Yellow Cards: Nil
Red Cards: Nil

FW NTC: 1.Gabby DAL BUSCO, 2. Angelique STANNETT, 3. Leigha BULLOCK-LEE, 4.Natika MILLAR, 5. Danni GRIFFITHS, 6. Monique GOODING, 8. Emma LEANING, 9. Roxy DODD, 10. Lauren BLACKLEOGE, 11. Hope SHEPHERD, 12. Brooke STEWART, 13 Mikayla LYONS, 15. Shauni, REID, 16. Steff NADILO, 17. Maddy SCHOFIELD, 18. Caitlyn BROOMHEAD
Yellow Cards: Nil
Red Cards: Nil

Hope Powell exits as England Manager

August 22, 2013 By: Penny Category: World Football

Often considered ruthless but effective, Hope Powell was the first full time boss for England women and endured over 15 years.

Hope Powell

20 August 2013 Last updated at 14:43 GMT

Casey Stoney (England Captain) says Hope Powell was ‘ruthless’ as England manager

Hope Powell’s track record

Born: 8 December, 1966

Playing career: Millwall Lionesses, Croydon

International honours: 66 caps for England, scoring 35 goals

Coaching career: Appointed England coach in June 1998 to become the first full-time boss of the women’s team

Took England Under-19s to the semi-finals of the 2002 and 2003 Uefa Women’s Championship

In 2003, became the first woman to earn the Uefa Pro Licence

Led the England senior side to the 2007 World Cup finals – their first appearance since 1995

Guided them to runners-up spot at Euro 2009

Took England to 2011 World Cup quarter-finals and their highest Fifa ranking of sixth

Saw the Lionesses eliminated at the group stage of Euro 2013


The World Football Programme Saturday August 17, 2013

August 19, 2013 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, World Football