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Clubs invited to free engagement workshop

February 16, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Football West has engaged the services of Social Media Business Boosters to assist clubs in getting the most out of social media platforms.


Social Media Managers David Udy and Adrienne Whiting will conduct an interactive workshop exclusively for Football West clubs at The Rise recreation centre on Wednesday, February 26.

The free workshop will outline to clubs the benefits of social media in improving member communication, promoting club activities and building an online community to drive interest.

Interested individuals should communicate with their club before registering their interest in attending the workshop by contacting dave@digitalsence.com

WHAT: Social Media Basics workshop for Football West clubs
WHERE: The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26 (7pm – 9pm)
WHY: Learn how to make the most out of social media
CONTACT: dave@digitalsence.com

W League Grand Final

February 16, 2014 By: Penny Category: W League

Melbourne Victory edge out Sydney to make W-League Grand Final

Sunday, 16 February 2014 5:30 PM
Melbourne Victory edge out Sydney to make W-League Grand Final

Melbourne Victory have won through to their second successive Westfield W-League Grand Final after ending the reign of champions Sydney FC with a stunning 3-2 semi-final win.

Jess Fishlock and Jessica Humble gave the Victory a handy first-half lead and although Sam Kerr and Leena Khamis pulled the Sky Blues level, a second-half penalty from Lauren Barnes proved to be the winner.

The match at WIN Jubilee Oval in Sydney was a high-quality affair in keeping with traditional contests between the two teams.

A good tempo was maintained throughout on a rain-sodden pitch, and the leaden skies made for significant humidity and merely added to the challenge.

The two coaches made some intriguing line-up selections with Ellyse Perry on the bench for Sydney, and midfield ace Fishlock playing striker for the visitors.

The goalmouth action was immediate and Sydney goalkeeper Casey Dumont narrowly beat the onrushing Fishlock to the ball averting an early disaster.

At the other end Brianna Davey smothered Jodie Taylor’s point-blank effort at the back post shot as the English striker seemed certain to open the scoring after profiting from Kerr’s trademark leaping header.

Fishlock then pushed a slide-rule pass into the feet of the onrushing Lisa De Vanna who rounded Dumont, but hit the side-netting from a 45 degree angle.

Fishlock’s elevation to the forward line paid dividends midway through the opening half as the Wales captain got on the end of a short pass on the edge of the penalty area and finished low and hard with the aplomb of a veteran striker.

Little more than a minute later Taylor sprung the offside trap but struck the near post from an acute angle thanks, in part, to a fingernail from Davey.

The end-to-end action rarely abated and De Vanna sizzled a long-range effort narrowly over the crossbar as the Victory threatened once again to take a handy two-goal margin.

The crowd, however, were silenced nine minutes from the break with the unlikely figure of defender Humble doubling the advantage. Humble timed her first ever Westfield W-League goal to perfection, with a perfect far-post header from Barnes’ deep corner.

Sydney spurned an opportunity to pull a goal back a minute before the break but Davey made a superb block from Kerr who had been expertly put through on goal by Khamis.

But the Sky Blues found the net in injury time as Kerr nailed a header past Davey after getting on the end of Caitlin Foord’s searching long ball.

An incredible opening period of football ended with Taylor stabbing her shot wide with the last kick of the half.

Barely five minutes after the restart Khamis drew her side level with a superb volley after the Victory failed to deal with Teresa Polias’ cross.

Chances at either end continued throughout, notably via Emma Kete and Amy Harrison for Sydney, both of which required diving catches from Davey. While at the other end the long-range shooting of Fishlock was a constant threat.

Dumont perhaps produced the save of the match midway through the second half with the Sky Blues custodian at full stretch to deny Swede Jessica Samuelsson.

The pivotal moment of the match came midway through the second period and saw the referee award a penalty for handball against Foord which Barnes coolly converted.

Dumont continued her fine form with a sharp low block from De Vanna and repeated the feat more than once in the second period as the action remained end to end until the last minute of an epic encounter.

The grand final will be held at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium next Sunday at 3pm, with the match to be broadcast live on ABC1.

Sydney FC 2 (Sam Kerr 45+1’, Leena Khamis 52’)
Melbourne Victory 3 (Jess Fishlock 22’, Jessica Humble 36’, Lauren Barnes 71’ pen)

Sydney FC: Casey DUMONT (gk), Teresa POLIAS, Alesha CLIFFORD, Nicola BOLGER, Amy HARRISON (Ellyse PERRY 72’), Caitlin FOORD, Renee ROLLASON, Jodie TAYLOR, Emma KETE (Chloe LOGARZO 80’), Sam KERR, Leena KHAMIS
Substitutes – Sham KHAMIS (gk), Danielle BROGAN, Trudy CAMILLERI
Cautions – Teresa Polias, Leena Khamis, Caitlin Foord

Melbourne Victory: Brianna DAVEY (gk), Jessica HUMBLE, Stephanie CATLEY, Jessica FISHLOCK, Lisa DE VANNA, Jessica SAMUELSSON, Emma CHECKER, Beattie GOAD, Gulcan KOCA (Caitlin FRIEND 65’), Ella MASTRANTONIO (Emily HULBERT 68’), Lauren BARNES
Substitutes – Cassandra DIMOVSKI (gk), Laura SPIRANOVIC, Alexandra NATOLI
Cautions – Lauren Barnes, Jess Fishlock

from footballaustralia.com.au

Perth Glory Awards

February 16, 2014 By: Penny Category: W League

(L-R) Coach Jamie Harnwell, MGP Collette McCallum and Football West Chairman Liam Twigger. Photo: Helena Dornan

Injury-hit McCallum claims MGP

Friday, February 14, 2014

Perth Glory captain Collette McCallum has won the 2013/14 Most Glorious Player award, despite playing just five Westfield W-League games this season.


The Matildas star claimed the honour at a function this week and Shannon May was runner-up.

McCallum was struck down with cartilage wear and meniscus tear in her knee in mid-December but was still able to poll the most votes after a strong start to the campaign.

Coach Jamie Harnwell praised his captain’s influence on the team.

“It really shows just how much of an impact Collette has on games, given that she missed the second half of the season,” he said.

“She was in fantastic form from the first match and as a captain led the team well.

“It’s no coincidence that we struggled after she was ruled out through injury.”

May was rewarded for her hard work by being named the Player’s Player of the Year.

“Shannon was fantastic in the second part of the season,” Harnwell said.

“She was asked to fill an unfamiliar role as a fullback and played like she had been there all her life.

“I believe this award always has special significance and Shannon can be delighted to have the respect and admiration of her peers, who voted her the winner.”

The Coach’s Award went to Danish import Cecilie Sandvej, who starred in her debut W-League season and did everything her coach asked of her.

“She made a total commitment to Perth Glory since signing for us and her professionalism on and off the park is a great example to other players,” Harnwell said.

“Her winning mentality really drove us on in a lot of games. She also filled a number of positions, all of them with distinction.”

Matildas co-captain Kate Gill won her fourth Glory Golden Boot after scoring seven goals in eight appearances and breakthrough midfielder Shawn Billam was named Best Trainer.

from footballwest.com.au

Womens Standing Committee minutes January 2014

February 16, 2014 By: Penny Category: Women's Standing Committee

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Curtin SC are looking for goal keepers

February 13, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

‘Curtin Soccer Club is looking for goal keepers!

There are positions available in State League Division 1 and Division 4.

We are also looking for players for all teams!

If interested, visit curtinsoccer.com for training times or contact Jess Sheridan on 0428 437 655′

Mandurah City FC Girls Night Out

February 13, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

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Melville City FC Girls Open Day

February 13, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

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Beckenham Angels Pre-season for juniors

February 13, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Become a junior Angel

February 08, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

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Join this growing girls and womens only football club with some of the best known Glory womens players in WA as your role models.

Westfield W-League 2013/14 Round 12 Preview

February 07, 2014 By: Penny Category: W League

Friday, 7 February 2014 3:41 PM
Westfield W-League 2013/14 Round 12 Preview

Newcastle Jets v Adelaide United
Saturday 8 February 2014
Wanderers Oval, Newcastle
Local kick-off: 3pm

Newcastle Jets squad: 1. Eliza Campbell (gk), 2. Hannah Brewer, 3. Stacey Day, 4. Siahn Bozanic, 5. Ciara McCormick, 6. Ashley Spina, 7. Gema Simon (c), 9. Tara Andrews, 10. Rhali Dobson, 11. Grace McIntyre, 12. Hannah Beard, 13. Jasmin Courtenay, 16. Cassidy Davis, 18. Clare Wheeler, 19. Adrianna Jones, 20. Claire Coelho (gk) (one to be omitted)

Ins: Ashley Spina, Hannah Beard (both return from injury)

Outs: Lauren Brown (omitted)

Unavailable: Maddy Searl (knee)

Adelaide United squad: 1. Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 6. Laura STOCKDALE, 7. Rachael QUIGLEY, 8. Emily CONDON, 9. Lisa-Marie WOODS, 10. Monique IANNELLA, 12. Daila TAIS-BORG, 15. Jenna McCORMICK, 17. Tiarn POWELL, 18. Jessica NAGEL, 19. Daniela Di BARTOLO, 20. Kelly BARLTROP (gk), 21. Snez VELJANOVSKA 23. Kristy MOORE (c), 24. Louise MASON

Ins: Daniela Di Bartolo (promoted)

Outs: Jayah Brown (omitted)

Unavailable: Bianca Gray (knee), Isabel Hodgson (injury)

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday 8 February 2014
Percy Doyle Reserve, Perth
Local kick-off: 5pm (8pm AEDT)

Perth Glory squad: 1. Chantel JONES (gk), 2. Sarah CARROLL, 3. Cecilie SANDVEJ, 4. Bronwyn STUDMAN, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Sasha ANDREWS, 12. Kate GILL (c), 15. Jess DILLON, 16. Thia EASTMAN, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Amy KNIGHTS, 19. Shawn BILLAM, 22. Emily HENDERSON, 24. Carys HAWKINS, 28. Gabrielle DAL BUSCO (gk)

Ins: Amy Knights (promoted)

Outs: Elisa D’Ovidio (suspended – one week)

Unavailable: Aivi Luik (hamstring), Kat Jukic (hip), Collette McCallum (knee), Kathleen Waycott (hip), Rosie Sutton (hip)

Western Sydney Wanderers squad: 1. Mackenzie Arnold (gk), 2. Caitlin Cooper, 5. Emily Van Egmond, 7. Heather Garriock (c), 8. Tori Huster, 9. Jenna Kingsley, 10. Servet Uzunlar, 11. Michelle Carney, 12. Jessica Seaman, 13. Catherine Cannuli, 14. Alanna Kennedy, 15. Teigen Allen, 16. Linda O’Neill, 18. Helen Petinos, 19. Jordan Baker, 22. Dimi Poulos (gk) (one to be omitted)
Ins: Heather Garriock (returns from suspension), Michelle Carney (returns from injury)

Outs: Rachael Soutar (calf)

Unavailable: Camille Levin (hamstring), Kyah Simon (knee)

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
Sunday 9 February 2014
QSAC (Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre), Brisbane
Local kick-off: 2pm (3pm AEDT)
** Catch the action at 6pm nationally on ABC1. Or catch up from Monday on ABC iView with a replay at 3.30am on Thursday (*live in AEDT states)

Brisbane Roar squad: 1. Nadine ANGERER (gk), 2. Laura ALLEWAY, 4. Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5. Brooke SPENCE, 6. Joanne BURGESS, 7. Kim CARROLL, 8. Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9. Larissa CRUMMER, 10. Katrina GORRY, 11. Vedrana POPOVIC, 13. Tameka BUTT, 14. Natasha WHEELER, 16. Hayley RASO, 17. Emily GIELNIK, 19. Ayesha NORRIE, 20. Kate STEWART (gk) (one to be omitted)

Ins: Natasha Wheeler (promoted)

Outs: None

Unavailable: Amy Chapman (knee – season)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1. Brianna Davey (gk) 3. Jessica Humble 6. Cindy Lay 7. Stephanie Catley (c) 9. Caitlin Friend 10. Jess Fishlock 11. Lisa De Vanna 12. Jessica Samuelsson 15. Emma Checker 16. Beattie Goad 17. Gulcan Koca 20. Cassie Dimovski (gk) 21. Ella Mastrantonio 22. Lauren Brown 25. Maika Ruyter-Hooley

Ins: Emma Checker (returns from injury), Cindy Lay, Ella Mastrantonio, Maika Ruyter-Hooley (all promoted)

Outs: Katie Hoyle (New Zealand national team commitments), Enza Barilla (personal commitments), Tiffany Eliadis, Alex Natoli (both omitted)

Unavailable: Ashley Brown (knee – season)

Sydney FC v Canberra United
Sunday 9 February 2014
Sydney United Sports Centre, Sydney
Local kick-off: 5.15pm

Sydney FC squad: Casey Dumont (gk), Alesha Clifford, Danielle Brogan (c), Liz Ralston, Amy Harrison, Caitlin Foord, Teresa Polias, Nicola Bolger, Renee Rollason, Jodie Taylor, Emma Kete, Leena Khamis, Ellyse Perry, Sam Kerr, Chloe Logarzo, Sham Khamis (gk) (one to be omitted)

Ins: Ellyse Perry (returns from cricket commitments), Alesha Clifford (promoted)

Outs: Trudy Camilleri (omitted)

Unavailable: Anna Green (Achilles – two weeks), Natalie Tobin (illness – two weeks)

Canberra United squad: Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), Catherine BROWN, Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, Kendall FLETCHER, Caitlin MUNOZ, Ellie BRUSH, Meg McLAUGHLIN, Grace GILL, Michelle HEYMAN, Sally ROJAHN, Nicole SYKES (c), Ashleigh SYKES, Sally SHIPARD, Lori LINDSEY, Trudy BOURKE (gk), Stephanie OCHS (one to be omitted)

Ins: Stephanie Ochs, Catherine Brown, Kendall Fletcher, Grace Gill (all promoted)

Outs: Jennifer Bisset, Grace Field, Holly Houston (all omitted)

Unavailable: None

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From footballaustralia.com.au