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Beckenham fight back for emphatic win

April 30, 2014 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Monday, April 28, 2014

A 10-player Beckenham Angels came from behind to beat Queens Park 6-5 in the Bankwest Women’s State League Premier Division at Mills Park on Sunday.

Report by Colin Outhwaite

Danielle Calautti scored the Angels’ first and Lindsey Jobling bagged two along with goals from Andrea Preiato, Kirby Larsen and an own goal from centre-back Janelle Cuthbertson.

Beckenham and Perth Glory Women star Shannon May was given a red card in the 30th minute and the consequent penalty was converted by Nikki Campbell.

Brooke Johnston (two), Stacey Learmont and Monique Gordon provided the other goals for Queens Park but it wasn’t enough against a determined Beckenham side.

Queens Park interim coach Grant Learmont said that while he thought they deserved a draw they should have made better use of the extra player.

“I think the girls gave it their all, but at some stages it looked like [Beckenham] had the extra man,” Learmont said.

Queens started strong and opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Johnston shouldered off two defenders to connect with a through-ball from Emma Evans, putting it past goalkeeper Kristy Teschinsky.

Beckenham were resilient enough to hold back numerous attempts from Queens Park’s front three, but the constant pressure showed when May blocked a shot on the goal line with her hands and Campbell confidently fired home from the spot.

A minute later Beckenham responded and Jobling delivered a dangerous ball into the box for Calautti to knock into the far right hand corner past fill-in goalkeeper Danielle Cornish.

But with a player down they looked like they were on the verge of a thrashing when Learmont took advantage of a defensive error to net one in the 37th minute and three minutes later Johnston scored her second from inside the box to put them three in front.

Beckenham scored one on the cusp of half time to put the scores at 4-2 when Jobling nodded in a rebound with a diving header after Calautti’s powerful shot from range bounced off the crossbar.

Their vulnerability at the back was again exposed after the break when a persistent Johnston stole a stray ball and passed across to Gordon to place into the net six minutes after half time.

But Beckenham hit back immediately when Larsen picked up the ball in the box surrounded by defenders and maneuvered herself into a position to get a clear shot off, marking the turning point of the match.

Preiato got the first of a flurry of goals just after the hour mark when she won an aerial battle to convert Gale’s lofting cross.

Five minutes later Larsen worked her way to the touch line with a step over and a turn of pace where her cross was deflected into the goal by defender Cuthbertson.

Gale then set up the last goal of the game with a corner kick that Jobling towered above the Queens Park defence to head in making it three goals in just nine minutes.

More drama came in the 81st minute when Queens Park players were adamant they’d scored the equaliser in a goal line scramble, claiming the ball had crossed the line but the referee and linesmen thought otherwise.

Beckenham coach Jason Washington-King said that while he’s proud of the girls, he thought there were parts of the game where they didn’t make things easy for themselves.

“We’re sometime’s a bit slow with our starts and that’s what we were today,” he said.

“Queens Park came out ready to go and they played well. It was an outstanding effort I think, but we need to sort a few things out because defensively we didn’t do very well today.”

Opens external link in new windowClick here for the other Bankwest Women’s State League Premier Division results.

Beckenham Angels 6 (9. Danielle CALAUTTI 32’,  4. Lindsey JOBLING 45’ 69’, 3. Kirby LARSEN 52’, 15. Andrea PREIATO 60’, 4. Janelle CUTHBERTSON (OG) 65’)
Queens Park 5 (9. Brooke JOHNSTON 17’ 40’, 10. NIICKY CAMPBELL 31’, 8. Stacey LEARMONT 37’,  33. Monique GORDON 52’)
Sunday April 27, 2014
Venue: Mills Park
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Referee: Mark Williams

Beckenham Angels: 1. Kristy TESCHINSKY (GK), 3. Kirby LARSEN, 4. Lindsey JOBLING, 5. Jessica FERGUSON, 6. Shannon MAY, 7. Annique KEISLER, 8. Jamie-Lee GALE, 9. Danielle CALAUTTI, 10. Kathryn CONROY, 11. Emma LEANING, 12. Stephanie CAIN, 13. Lindsey KENYON (c), 14. Caitlyn BROOMHEAD, 15. Andrea PREIATO, 16. Katarina JUKIC.
Yellow cards: 14. Caitlyn BROOMHEAD 87’.
Red cards: 6. Shannon MAY 30’.

Queens Park: 1. Danielle CORNISH (GK), 2. Helene BORDAS, 3. Emma EVANS, 4. Janelle CUTHBERTSON, 7. Brittany WOODFIN, 8. Stacey LEARMONT, 9. Brooke JOHNSTON, 10. Nikky CAMPBELL (c), 12. Jessie BACKSHALL, 13. Georgie KENT, 14. Annie GERVERS, 16. Emily DEAN, 17. Lesley ZMURCHUK, 21. Amy THORPE 24. Adel JACKSON, 33. Monique GORDON.
Yellow cards: 9. Brooke JOHNSTON 81’
Red cards: Nil.

Women’s Leadership Development Plan

April 25, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

What’s your thoughts on a plan designed to entice our players into leadership positions and mentoring?

The Women’s Standing Committee is looking to endorse their thoughts to present a plan to Football West.

If you have any club champions, potentially great coaches, former players with leadership skills, a great club captain, male or female, with women’s football as their passion, let us know, so we can put a spreadsheet of names together with the plan.



April 25, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, State Teams and Programmes

The “FIFA 11+”

The “FIFA 11+”


The “FIFA 11+” – your warm-up to prevent injury

Your body has some natural defence mechanisms against injuries that you can train to become more “resistant” to injuries. For example, training certain muscles stabilises joints, training your balance makes you less susceptible to loss of balance and falls. There are certain techniques, e.g. how you jump or land, that protect you from getting injured in these critical situations.

“FIFA 11+ – a complete warm-up to prevent injuries” combines exercises training the above to provide you with general protection from injuries. “FIFA 11+” is a complete warm-up to be performed prior to every training session. You should be at least 14 years of age to start “FIFA 11+”.

In a scientific study with almost 2,000 female youth players, teams performing “FIFA 11+” at least twice a week had 30-50 per cent fewer injured players than teams who warmed up as usual. The greater care you take to correctly perform each exercise, the greater the effect. Your coach will supervise how you do the exercises and correct your movements as necessary.

There are two points of paramount importance to guarantee the effect:

  • you have to do all the exercises of “FIFA 11+” correctly: the greater care you take, the greater the effect
  • you have to do “FIFA 11+” regularly, that means at least twice a week

Make “FIFA 11+” your routine warm-up prior to training!


April 24, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard


Join Nic and Carolina at their new academy for female football.

We start next week Wednesday 28th April and run for 10 weeks training on;

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8pm in Innaloo for an elite group.
We have invited selected players from your teams!  If you have any players you would like to nominate to join us please let us know – the aim is to try and give them that extra night in a competitive environment to try and push themselves eg for Perth Glory.  I’ll email you soon those that have confirmed from your club so that you know.

Friday evenings 5:30-6:45pm in Parkwood.

Saturday mornings 9-10:15am in Balga.

Matildas tune up for Asian Cup on Gold Coast

April 23, 2014 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 2:10 PM
Matildas tune up for Asian Cup on Gold Coast

Westfield Matildas interim head coach Alen Stajcic says his squad are looking sharp and focussed after getting a first look at his players in training this week.

The 28-player squad have assembled on the Gold Coast in one the team’s last training camps before the squad for next month’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup is named on May 5.

The squad features experienced keeper Melissa “Bubs” Barbieri and striker Kate Gill from Perth Glory.

Up and coming talent such as newly named Sydney FC player of the year Nicola Bolger and Katrina Gorry from Roar are also in camp.

Stajcic, who took the reins from Hesterine de Reus after the Dutchwoman was relieved of her duties, is very familiar with the squad having previously worked with many of them as Young Matildas boss.

And he is excited by the way the side is taking shape as they aim to defend their Asian crown in Vietnam in a tournament that doubles as a World Cup qualifier.

“It is very exciting to have the opportunity to work with this group, a true honour,” Stajcic said.

“A couple of sessions already and the girls are looking sharp and focussed.

“There is still plenty of work to be done before the final squad is selected and we head to Vietnam for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.”

The Matildas are in a group with world champions Japan, host nation Vietnam and Jordan for the tournament in Ho Chi Minh City from 14-25 of May.

Full Westfield Matildas squad for Gold Coast training camp:

First Name – Last Name – Club
Teigen ALLEN Western Sydney Wanderers
Laura ALLEWAY Brisbane Roar
Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk) Western Sydney Wanderers
Melissa BARBIERI (gk) Adelaide United
Nicola BOLGER Sydney FC
Hannah BREWER Newcastle Jets
Tameka BUTT Brisbane Roar
Kim CARROLL Brisbane Roar
Stephanie CATLEY Melbourne Victory
Emma CHECKER Melbourne Victory
Brianna DAVEY (gk) Melbourne Victory
Rhali DOBSON Newcastle Jets
Casey DUMONT Sydney FC
Kathryn GILL Perth Glory
Katrina-Lee GORRY Brisbane Roar
Michelle HEYMAN Canberra United
Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT Brisbane Roar FC
Alanna KENNEDY Western Sydney Wanderers
Leena KHAMIS Sydney FC
Chloe LOGARZO Sydney FC
Collette MCCALLUM Perth Glory
Teresa POLIAS Sydney FC
Clare POLKINGHORNE Brisbane Roar
Vedrana POPOVIC Brisbane Roar
Hayley RASO Brisbane Roar
Ashleigh SYKES Canberra United
Emily VAN-EGMOND Western Sydney Wanderers


April 19, 2014 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media

The World Football Programme on 107.9FM is looking to train new team members to join Radio Fremantle on Saturday mornings.

Complete training from desk management, to community and legal considerations, networking, studio and programme production, hosting and releasing information to the media included.

Working with a partner is encouraged as working on a live production requires multi-tasking!

Contact Penny on 0408921832 or

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Western Knights looking for players

April 19, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

If you are interested in playing soccer, come join our Western Knights Women’s Team!

After only starting two years ago, the team’s popularity has grown so much that the Knights are looking for more women to play in the Senior Women’s  team.

The Knights women’s teams are played for the enjoyment of the game in a fun environment, with a great club culture.

Nash Field Mosman Park is the team’s home ground.

Contact Helena Visic on 0403 333 742 or on to find out how you can become a player this year!

The World Football Programme Saturday April 5

April 03, 2014 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media


New names for Matildas’ Brazil clashes

April 02, 2014 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage

Monday, 31 March 2014 9:45 AM
New names for Matildas' Brazil clashes

Westfield Matildas Head Coach Hesterine de Reus today named a 23-Player squad that will meet Brazil in a two match series at the Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre in Brisbane next week (Sunday 6 April (kick-off 3pm), and Wednesday 9 April (kick-off 4:30pm).

Fresh from finishing in seventh place at the Cyprus Women’s Cup where the Westfield Matildas played the Netherlands, Scotland, France and Italy, de Reus will be using these matches to fine tune her squad before the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2014 which will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from from 14-25 May.

Co-Captain Kathryn Gill has the opportunity to equal Cheryl Salisbury’s record for the Most Number of A-International goals by a Matilda which stands at 38 goals.

Rhali Dobson, Casey Dumont and Amy Harrison are all in line to make their senior international debuts.

There will also be a distinct orange tinge to the Westfield Matildas with 8 Brisbane Roar players included in the squad (Laura Alleway, Tameka Butt, Kim Carroll, Katrina-Lee Gorry, Elise Kellond-Knight, Clare Polkinghorne, Vedrana Popovic & Hayley Raso).

Brazil are currently ranked 6th in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings (as at 28 March 2014) and the Westfield Matildas are in 11th place.

These two teams have met each other on 9 previous occasions with Brazil holding the advantage of 6 wins to the Westfield Matildas 3. In their last encounter at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup Brazil defeated the Westfield Matildas 1-0 in the group stage of the tournament.

Tickets for the Sunday match will be available for general public purchasing from Tuesday 18 March. For full ticketing details please visit Access to the Wednesday match is by invitation only with no public ticket sales.

The match played on Sunday 6 April will be broadcast live and exclusive on ABC TV.

First Names – Surname – Club – A-International Caps – (Goals)
Teigen ALLEN Western Sydney Wanderers 30 (0)
Laura ALLEWAY Brisbane Roar 21 (0)
Mackenzie ARNOLD Western Sydney Wanderers 2 (0)
Nicola BOLGER Sydney FC 1 (0)
Hannah BREWER Newcastle Jets 1 (0)
Tameka BUTT Brisbane Roar 37 (6)
Kim CARROLL Brisbane Roar 53 (2)
Stephanie CATLEY Melbourne Victory 19 (1)
Brianna DAVEY Melbourne Victory/LdB FC Malmö 10 (0)
Lisa DE VANNA Melbourne Victory/ Boston Breakers 84 (31)
Rhali DOBSON Newcastle Jets –
Casey DUMONT Sydney FC –
Kathryn GILL Perth Glory 77 (37)
Katrina-Lee GORRY Brisbane Roar 15 (5)
Amy HARRISON Sydney FC –
Michelle HEYMAN Canberra United 18 (7)
Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT Brisbane Roar 40 (0)
Alanna KENNEDY Western Sydney Wanderers 15 (0)
Leena KHAMIS Sydney FC 21 (5)
Clare POLKINGHORNE Brisbane Roar 66 (3)
Vedrana POPOVIC Brisbane Roar 1 (0)
Hayley RASO Brisbane Roar 7 (1)
Emily VAN-EGMOND Western Sydney Wanderers 25 (7)

Westfield Matildas – International Friendly Match Schedule – April 2014

Westfield Matildas v Brazil
Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Kick-Off 3:00pm AEST
Gates Open 2:00pm AEST

Ticket Prices
Adult – $20
Child/Concession – $10
Family – $40

Ticket Prices are inclusive of GST & Booking Fee. Transaction and credit card fees may apply.

Concession (Pensioner, Student, Child)
Pensioner – Aged,TPI (valid ID cards) including seniors cards
Student – Full time tertiary and secondary school students (valid ID required)
Child – 4–16 years inclusive (children 3 years and under are free unless they are occupying a seat)
National Companion Card Accepted

Family Definition: 2 Adults and 2 Children or 1 Adult and 3 Children

Ticketing details are available from

Westfield Matildas v Brazil
Queensland Sports & Athletic Centre (QSAC), Kessels Road, Nathan, Brisbane
Wednesday 9 April 2014
Kick-Off 4:30pm AEST
Gates Open 3:30pm AEST

Please note that access to this match is by invitation only. No public ticket sales.

WA State Team Reunion at Coker Park Sunday April 6

April 02, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, State Teams and Programmes