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Angels grab another win

May 28, 2014 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Monday, May 26, 2014

Beckenham Angels secured another three points despite an unconvincing 3-2 win over Balcatta at Mills Park on Sunday in the Bankwest Women’s State League Premier Division.

Report by Colin Outhwaite

Danielle Calautti, Andrea Preiato and Katarina Jukic converted their chances for Beckenham, making it difficult for Balcatta to salvage a result against the league leaders.

Sadie Lawrence scored from the spot in the first half and Gabrielle Walker grabbed one during a late onslaught but it was too little too late.

Beckenham coach Jason Washington-King was disappointed with the way his team played in the second half.

“At times we lost our concentration and the last 10 minutes I thought we were really poor,” he said.

“Balcatta played really well, but luckily we had three goals in the bank to play with and Kristy (Teschinsky) pulled off a couple of amazing saves.”

Calautti immediately proved to be a handful for Balcatta and in the eighth minute put in Beckenham’s first from a Lindsey Jobling cross.

Five minutes later Shannon May’s chip over the Balcatta defence drew out keeper Kirsty Grover for Preiato to execute a neat lob to make it 2-0.

Balcatta moved the ball around the midfield well at times and managed to break through the Angels tough defence in the 29th minute when Rebecca Dicarlo’s through ball put in Ashleigh Panaia, who was brought down in the box.

Jessica Ferguson was yellow carded for the foul and the resulting penalty was coolly converted into the bottom-right corner by Lawrence.

Balcatta’s defence rejuvenated its composure after the early two-goal setback and restricted the Angels to long shots from outside the box.

May struck a well-timed half volley in the 49th minute but it was Jukic who found a gap and squeezed a shot into the bottom-left corner from 25 yards a minute later.

Beckenham saw most of the possession after the third goal and Balcatta looked to be in for their third 3-1 loss in a row but they powered through and brought on a couple of late chances.

Tiahna Scandrett rattled the left hand post with a curling left-footed strike and 15-year-old Monique D’Opera lobbed one towards goal in the dying moments forcing Teschinsky into an impressive diving save.

They were finally rewarded for their resilience when Walker took advantage of the late surge and scored from D’Opera’s cross in the 89th minute.

Balcatta coach Lisa Tana said she was happy with the girls’ efforts.

“We were competitive for the whole game, and I thought we were in it all the way to the end,” she said.

“We turned the ball over cheaply at times and it cost us three goals, but I thought we created enough chances to maybe pinch something out of the game and we almost did at the end.”

Sunday May 25, 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: FERGUSON 30′
Red cards: Nil

BALCATTA: 1.Kirsty GROVER (gk), 2.Lauren DAVIDS (c), 3.Chelsie WINCHCOMBE 4.Rebecca DICARLO, 5.Amber HOFFMAN, 6.Nicola CAMPBELL , 7.Taylah GRIFFITHS, 8.Chelsea EVANS, 10.Tahlia D’OPERA , 11.Phillipa KING, 12.Tiahna SCANDRETT, 13.Monique D’OPERA, 14.Ashleigh PANAIA, 15.Katie MOTH, 16.Gabrielle WALKER, 17.Sadie LAWRENCE
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil


Asian crown slips from Matildas

May 28, 2014 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

The Matildas were unable to successfully defend the AFC Asian Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Monday, May 26, 2014

The Westfield Matildas’ hopes of claiming back-to-back continental titles were ended last night when Japan scored a 1-0 win in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup final in Vietnam.

Courtesy Football Federation Australia

The deciding goal came in the first half after the Australians were caught napping from a corner, which allowed Azusa Iwashimizu to scramble home the eventual winner to give the World Cup Champions their first Asian Cup trophy.

Despite the Matildas’ never-say-die attitude, a tiring Japan were able to hold on to leave Australia taking home runner-up medals from the tournament.

Matildas Interim Head Coach Alen Stajcic said: “The first thing I want to do is congratulate Japan. They’re a fantastic team and they again showed why they’re in the top two or three in the world.

“I’m extremely proud of our team. I thought that we fought right to the end, we had lots of chances in the first 15 minutes and then throughout the second half I thought we were a threat.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t get the goal but I’m proud of how much the team has improved in the tournament and hopefully by the time we reach the World Cup next year we can improve that little bit more in our execution and beat those big countries.”

The Matildas were on top early at Thong Nhat stadium with Sam Kerr almost scoring in the opening minute. A brilliant through ball from Lisa De Vanna inside the first 60 seconds gave Kerr a glimpse of goal but she was unable to find the target.

She nearly took advantage again minutes later as the Japanese defence was caught out but she was not able to connect before Michelle Heyman sent a header straight at Japanese keeper Miho Fukumoto.

Japan slowly worked their way back into the contest and their dominant period eventually saw them hit the front on 28 minutes.

A clever variation from a corner saw the ball played to the edge of the box before a deep curling cross to the far post caused confusion in defence, Iwashimizu directing her header between a clutch of defenders and keeper Lydia Williams onto the post before it rolled over the line.

The goal shook up the Matildas as Japan went in search of another with the likes of Kawasumi and Miyama causing headaches.

Heyman sought to shake things up with a hefty shoulder challenge on Sawa before De Vanna found Heyman superbly only to see Fukumoto intercept in time.

The Matildas came out after half time with greater urgency and purpose and continued to ask questions of the Japanese defence.

Kerr combined with Heyman but her powerful strike from outside the box went straight into the arms of the keeper, which was followed minutes later with another great chance just sailing wide of the post after a probing ball from Emily van Egmond.

Stajcic introduced Tameka Butt and Caitlin Foord as the Matildas’ need for an equaliser intensified but it was Japan that next came close as Sugasawa hit the bar.

However the Matildas were not done with and almost drew level within a minute, Katrina Gorry setting up Kerr with a perfect cross into the box but her volleyed goal was deemed offside.

The fresher Australians pressed in the latter stages with Kerr going close but the Japanese held on for a historic win.

Japan 1 (Iwashimizu 28’)
Westfield Matildas 0
Referee: Qin Liang (China)
Crowd: 10,000 @ Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh

Japan: 1.Miho FUKUMOTO (gk), 2.Saori ARIYOSHI, 3.Azusa IWASHIMIZU, 6.Mizuho SAKAGUCHI, 8.Aya MIYAMA, 9.Nahomi KAWASUMI, 10.Homare SAWA (15.Yuika SUGASAWA 65’), 12.Emi NAKAJIMA (25.Michi GOTO 75’), 13.Megumi TAKASE (11.Chinatsu KIRA 83’), 19.Rumi UTSUGI, 20.Yuri KAWAMURA
Substitutes not used: 4.Yuria OBARA, 5.Megumi KAMIONOBE, 7.Karina MARUYAMA, 14.Nanase KIRYU, 16.Hikaru NAOMOTO, 18.Ayumi KAIHORI (gk), 21.Erina YAMANE (gk), 22.Ruka NORIMATSU, 23.Shiho KOHATA
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil

Westfield Matildas: 18.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Teigen ALLEN, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND (13.Tameka BUTT 60’), 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 14.Alanna KENNEDY (5.Laura ALLEWAY 46’), 16.Stephanie CATLEY, 19.Katrina GORRY, 20.Samantha KERR, 23.Michelle HEYMAN (9.Caitlin FOORD 67’)
Substitutes not used: 1.Brianna DAVEY (gk), 3.Kim CARROLL, 6.Leena KHAMIS, 7.Hayley RASO, 12.Kate GILL, 15.Nicola BOLGER, 17.Teresa POLIAS, 21.Casey DUMONT (gk), 22.Ashleigh SYKES
Yellow cards: Nil
Red cards: Nil


The World Football Programme Saturday May 24, 2014

May 22, 2014 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media

This Saturday on 107.9fm’s World Football Programme, we emphasise our Socceroos impending World Cup campaign and with lots of local football from NPL to State League, including men’s and women’s football. Northern District Times Reporter, Matt Connellan reviews our NPL’s, Mike Garland talks about football in the Great Southern, Perth Glory banters youth development, Football Fans Down Under Host, Lee Sutherland talks us through the fans football media choices at the Awards Night Friday and Fox Sports Simon Hill talks up Manchester City and Melbourne Heart. Text us on 0408921832 this Saturday between 10-12noon with your football news.


Matildas to take next step in title defence against Korea Republic

May 22, 2014 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

Matildas to take next step in title defence against Korea Republic

Australia will battle against Korea Republic on Thursday night 11:45pm (AEST) at Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, for a place in the 2014 Asian Cup final.

The Matildas, defending champions from 2010, will have a game on their hands coming up against challenging opposition from the attacking Korean squad.

For the Australians, the pressure to qualify for the World Cup has been lifted so they can now solely focus on making it to the final and defending their title and to this point they have had a modest run.

They have acclimatised to the conditions and will be looking to make the most of their opportunities with their budding confidence.

To win the match, the Matildas will need to play their own game and not get dragged into the antics or tactics of the opposition. The slow down strategies used by Jordan and Vietnam are a thing of the past.

Korea is an all out attacking side who will be looking to blast the ball into the net from everywhere across the pitch. Powerful striker Park Eun Sun is joint leader on the goalscoring table and definitely a player to watch out for with Clare Polkinghorne likely to have the role of controlling her.

The Matildas must work harder to keep their structure and not allow themselves to be drawn out by the opposition. Not only that, but they will also need to focus on consistency, decision making and cleaner execution around the ground.

If the Matildas can recreate the first 30 minutes of their match against Japan, they’re definitely in with a chance. They played attacking football just like what interim head coach Alen Stajcic demands of them.

“The goal is that by the time we get to game 5 in the final, we will really be an attacking minded, possession based team who uses a range of strategies to score goals; counter attacks, possession, full backs getting forward and having attacking midfielders who penetrate as well,” he told The Women’s Game prior to the tournament.

It won’t be easy though. No team has scored against the Koreans in this tournament and Korea have scored more than twice the number of goals as Australia.

So who is playing well for the Aussies and who should you watch out for in the semi final?

Pocket rocket Katrina Gorry has left no-one wondering how good she is. It’s all out there on the pitch. The Matildas were looking disjointed and hapless in their second pool match against Jordan before Gorry stepped in and increased the intensity and Gorry has been one of the most consistent players in the pool matches.

World class striker Lisa De Vanna is definitely a player to watch. De Vanna is hungry for the title and will stop at nothing to lift the trophy after missing out in 2010 with a broken leg.

“I’m just hungry. I missed out. Obviously the situation is a bit different compared to last Asian Cup as there were three spots to qualify for the World Cup [compared to five now] so to make the final you’ve qualified so the mentality is a little bit different but I missed out on that and I want to be part of that so I’m going to do as much as I can to get to the finals.”

When asked what she was needed to improve the team, De Vanna responded by saying that the Aussies needed to move the ball as quickly as possible.

“Movement has to be a little more dynamic, sharper off the ball and less touches to play forward quicker.”

“Whenever you play against [the better] Asian teams it’s never easy. You’re not going to get much of the possession of the ball, you just have to counterattack and work on those type of things.”

De Vanna is also pleased to see and hear support for Australia in the crowd.

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“It’s nice to have people cheering. Family, friends and fans coming out to support us. Those little yells and shouts of support helps us a little bit. It means a lot.”

“Hopefully people back home are going to support us and back us up all the way.”

Likewise keep an eye out for Caitlin Foord, whether she’s playing as a right back or attacking down the line, Foord has been one of the most exciting players for the Matildas so far in this tournament and her versatility could be a crucial difference in this semi final.

Last but not least, Teigen Allen has been dependable throughout the pool matches and is almost unstoppable so far and virtually flawless every minute she plays.

Australia’s opponents Korea Republic enter the semi finals full of confidence, and so they should. The Koreans qualified for their first World Cup in 12 years with minimal fuss.

Korea are typical of football in Asia. Excellent technique that allows for quick ball movement, short and sharp interchanges of passes and control of the game.

Despite their match control, Korea Republic still have a number of weaknesses.  Firstly that final pass and finish has eluded them in recent years.  While they were ruthless in their group stages against Thailand and Myanmar with 16 goals, they struggled to put it together in the final third against China.

Whether it was because that match had little bearing on the knock out stage, they will need more creativity and a clinical finish.  The creativity factor won’t be helped by the departure of influential playmaker Ji So Yun.

The 23 year old, like Japan’s Yuki Ogimi, returned to her FA WSL side Chelsea Ladies after helping securing World Cup qualification for Korea.  In her absence Yoon Dukyeo’s side will be looking to midfielders Jeon Ga Eul and Kwon Hah Nul to step into the breach.

Up front Korea Republic boast three out of the top five tournament goalscorers in the above mentioned Jeon (3), Cho so Hyun (3) and the leading scorer Park Eun Sun. Park, although with excellent skills, is atypical of an AFC footballer. She is tall, physically strong with a powerful shot with all those attributes a challenge for the Australian defence to contend with.

With so many avenues to goal the Matildas will be hard pressed to shut down all routes while creating their own against the Group B winners.

In the end, this match is anticipated to be a close, tight encounter where the margins of victory will be small.

AFC Women’s Asian Cup – Semi Final
Korea Republic v Westfield Matildas

Thursday 22 May 2014
Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh
Kick-Off: 8.45pm local time (11.45pm AEST)

LIVE & exclusive on Fox Sports 2 and 2HD

Westfield Matildas squad: 1.Brianna DAVEY (gk), 2.Teigen ALLEN, 3.Kim CARROLL, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE, 5.Laura ALLEWAY, 6.Leena KHAMIS, 7.Hayley RASO, 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Kate GILL, 13.Tameka BUTT, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 15.Nicola BOLGER, 16.Stephanie CATLEY, 17.Teresa POLIAS, 18.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 19.Katrina GORRY, 20.Samantha KERR, 21.Casey DUMONT (gk), 22.Ashleigh SYKES, 23.Michelle HEYMAN, 24.Emma CHECKER

Played 14; Australia 9; Korea Republic 3; Draws 2

Matildas secure FIFA World Cup berth

May 19, 2014 By: Penny Category: WA on the world stage, World Football

Alanna Kennedy takes aim for the Matildas. Photo: Getty Images

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Westfield Matildas have secured their place at next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada thanks to a gritty 2-0 AFC Women’s Asian Cup win over a determined Vietnam at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City last night.

Report courtesy Football Federation Australia

Needing at least a draw for a top-two group finish to confirm their passage through to the semi-finals and automatic qualification to the World Cup for a sixth time, the Matildas were made to work hard for the result, which was only sealed in the 90th minute thanks to a cracking strike from Katrina Gorry.

A fortuitous own goal handed the Matildas a deserved and valuable half-time lead as a torrential downpour after the break made conditions more difficult. Despite some shaky moments, the Matildas managed to hold their nerve to keep their AFC Women’s Asian Cup title defence alive.

They finished second in the group behind Japan, who disposed of Jordan 7-0 in the other Group A game.

Interim head coach Alen Stajcic was justifiably proud of his players but declared the Matildas would have to raise their game considerably if they were to win the tournament.

“It wasn’t easy tonight and they still came away with a win,” Stajcic said.

“They’ve qualified for the World Cup and now we’ve really got to focus on improving our football so we can be a threat at that World Cup next year.

“I thought they (Vietnam) knocked three or four balls over the top that we didn’t deal with well at all, so it’s certainly an area we need to improve on.

“The conditions didn’t help us but some of the decision making at the back wasn’t great either. There were some good passages of play but certainly some of the execution and decision making and creativity in that front third wasn’t the best tonight and I think if we’re going to be a threat that has to improve.

“The three objectives coming in were to qualify for the World Cup, win the Asian Cup and improving our football. I thought the first game (against Japan) was good. I thought the second game and tonight there were just small passages of play that were good, so there is plenty of room for improvement going into the semi-final.”

Vietnam were trying to qualify for their first ever World Cup and the Matildas found it difficult in front of a boisterous home crowd.

A key to success for the Matildas was always going to be how they unlocked a well structured and disciplined Vietnam defensive unit but for large parts they lacked the cutting edge and clinical finishing to capitalise on their wealth of possession.

Lisa De Vanna spotted Michelle Heyman lurking unmarked at the back post inside five minutes but she could not direct her header on target and that was the story for much of the opening half for the Matildas. Emily van Egmond, Alanna Kennedy and Clare Polkinghorne all could have broken through but they were wayward with their opportunities.

Tuyet Dung flashed a shot a metre over the bar to show the hosts were not intimidated by the defending champions and they created some anxious moments for the Australians, the Matildas just managing to clear the ball after a mad scramble in their penalty area.

It was seemingly going to take a moment of individual brilliance to break the deadlock and Caitlin Foord almost provided it in the 38th minute with a trademark darting run inside, playing a one-two with Heyman, before somehow putting her eventual shot into the side netting from close range.

Then in the 42nd minute the Matildas were given a helping hand when they were awarded an indirect free kick 10m out after the referee penalised the Vietnamese for a deliberate back pass, despite questions over whether the preceding touch was a reflex action rather than intentional.

But the Matildas kindly accepted the invitation, van Egmond drilling the ball low and hard and it eventually found its way across the goal line in a crowd of bodies, the last touch coming from Vietnam captain Le Thi Thuong.

Looking to land the knockout blow, van Egmond brought a superb diving save from Vietnamese keeper Tuyet May that was heading for the bottom corner before the rain began to tumble.

Tameka Butt’s first start of the tournament lasted 61 minutes before she was replaced by Samantha Kerr and soon after De Vanna thought she had manufactured a second goal, her shot taking a deflection and skidding just wide of the post.

Vietnam were relying heavily on their number 11 Nguyen Thi Nguyet as their main attacking avenue and her pace and persistence nearly forced a calamity in the Australian penalty area in the 82nd minute as the Matildas defence were in a panic, doing just enough to prevent the ball from going over the goal line.

But Gorry put rest to any doubt of the result with an unstoppable missile from just outside the penalty area in the final minute of regulation time to book the Matildas’ place in the Semi Finals and their ticket to Canada next year.

The Westfield Matildas now await the result of Korea Republic and China tonight to determine their semi-final opponents. The semi-finals will be played on Thursday.

Westfield Matildas’ matches in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup are LIVE & exclusive on Fox Sports.

Vietnam 0
Westfield Matildas 2 (Thuong 42’ (og), Gorry 90’)
Referee: Pannipar Kamnueng (Thailand)
Crowd: 3,000 at Thong Nhat Stadium, Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam: 14.Le Thi TUYET MAY (gk), 5.Bui Thi NHU, 6.Pham Hoang QUYNH, 7.Nguyen Thi Tuyet DUNG, 10.Nguyen Thi HOA, 11.Nguyen Thi NGUYET, 12.Vu Thi NHUNG, 15.Nguyen Thi Ngoc ANH, 16.Le Thi THUONG (9.Tran Thi Thuy TRANG 73’), 20.Nguyen Thi MAI, 23.Tran Thi KIM HONG (19.Tran Thi HONG NHUNG 63’)
Substitutes not used: 1.Dang Thi Kieu TRINH (gk), 2.Nguyen Thi XUYEN, 3.Chuong Thi KIEU, 4.Nguyen Thi NGA, 8.Nguyen Thi Minh NGUYET, 13.Nguyen Thi MUON, 17.Nguyen HAI HOA, 18.Nguyen Thi LIEU, 21.Tran Thi KIM THANH (gk), 22.Le Thu Thanh HUONG
Yellow cards: Tran Kim Hong 59’
Red cards: Nil

Westfield Matildas: 18.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 9.Caitlin FOORD (2.Teigen ALLEN 46’), 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 13.Tameka BUTT (20.Samantha KERR 62’), 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 16.Stephanie CATLEY, 19.Katrina GORRY, 23.Michelle HEYMAN (12.Kate GILL 82’)
Substitutes not used: 1.Brianna DAVEY (gk), 3.Kim CARROLL, 5.Laura ALLEWAY, 6.Leena KHAMIS, 7.Hayley RASO, 15.Nicola BOLGER, 17.Teresa POLIAS, 21.Casey DUMONT (gk), 22.Ashleigh SYKES, 24.Emma CHECKER
Yellow cards: Foord 26’
Red cards: Nil

Angels give NTC first defeat

May 19, 2014 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Monday, May 19, 2014

A dominant first-half performance from Beckenham Angels saw them defeat the Girls NTC 19’s 4-0 to help regain their position on top of the Bankwest Women’s State League Premier Division.

Report by Colin Outhwaite

Andrea Preiato scored a brace and singles from from Katarina Jukic and Lindsey Jobling made the Angels echo their previous week’s score line.

Beckenham coach Jason Washington-King thought they should have finished the game even stronger.

“They’re [NTC] a good team, we had to be really clinical in front of goal and make sure we finished our chances,” he said.

“I thought we played better in the first half but we created a lot of opportunities in the last 15 minutes of the second that we didn’t finish.”

Both teams started fiery in the top of the table clash but it only took four minutes for Beckenham to make their statement. Katarina Jukic took a touch around a defender to smash the ball past keeper Gabby Dal Busco after a well worked build-up down the left wing and a lay-off from Danielle Calautti.

Three minutes later Emma Leaning curled a cracking strike onto the post from 25 yards.

NTC then gave it a go from range, Maddison Schofield almost equalising in the 11th minute with a free kick that keeper Kristy Teschinsky did well to tip onto the bar.

Jukic would have got her second for the Angels in the 20th minute had her shot from a corner not been denied by the crossbar, but Preiato was there to pick up the rebound and make it 2-0.

NTC, who only have one player over the age of 18, displayed further signs of vulnerability from corners and conceded twice more.

Jobling headed one in in the 26th minute then Preiato scored her second six minutes later, gifted with a second chance to shoot after her first attempt was blocked.

NTC conjured some composure after the break, tightening the defence and working the ball around comfortably at times.

But ultimately they were forced to work hard in the second half, with Dal Busco being regularly called to action and pulling off some impressive saves, keeping Calautti and Shannon May off the scorecard.

Despite the loss, NTC coach Jessine Bonzas wasn’t totally disappointed with the defeat.

“We gave a way better performance in the second half, we had much more structure,” she said.

“But for us it’s just about learning; we’re a development team, we’re looking for the players to implement the tactics we play.”

Sunday May 18, 2014
Venue: Celebration Park
Kick-off: 12.30pm
Referee: Steve Muldoon

Girls NTC: 1.Gabby DAL BUSCO (GK), 2.Angelique STANNETT (c), 3.Steffi NAOILA, 4.Georgia ALFORD, 5.Danni GRIFFITHS, 6.Monique GODDING, 7.Shauni REID, 8.Mikkylk LYONS, 10.Brooke STEWART, 13.Melissa SHEPHERD, 14.Cassandra HARVEY, 16.Courtney HALL, 17.Maddison SCHOFIELD, 18.Maddy OBAL, 19.Sarah KENNY, 20.Nadia HARVEY
Yellow Cards: Nil
Red Cards: Nil

Beckenham Angels: 1.Kristy TESCHINSKY (GK), 3.Antonia JUKIC, 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: Nil
Red cards: Nil

Female Football Academy Coaching the Coaches

May 19, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard


Former National player and UEFA Coach, Carolina Morace is encouraging you to upgrade your coaching skills with the Academy. Learn from an international womens coach and player. Carolina is partnered with Nicola Williams. Nicola is an accomplished Australian National Youth coach who also plays for the Northern Redbacks.

Women’s Standing Committee Minutes- April 2014

May 18, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee


Preventing sport injuries

May 18, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, State Teams and Programmes



May 18, 2014 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Women's Standing Committee

Hi everyone

Included here is some useful information for you from the Women’s Standing Committee and myself. If you want to be on the email out list, please email

. Women’s Standing Committee minutes (also uploaded to women in the womens standing committee section)
. Upcoming Women’s Football Forum June 7
. FIFA 11+ injury management principles attached
. SAP and FFA info
. Leadership project notes
. WSC members information
. Sources of local women’s football information


Womens Football Forum
Date: Saturday June 7
Venue and time TBA
If there are any items you would like addressed or listed on the agenda, please email, post to the facebook site, or discuss with your local WSC member (contact details below).
Injury Management

These are pdf’s that will help with warm ups and injury prevention and management.


Skills Acquisition Workshops

This programme is to help our young players with their skill development specifically without a competitive environment. Jessine Bonzas coordinates the programme through Football West.

Female Football Academy (endorsed by Football West)
Carolina Morace and Nicola Williams have teamed up to provide coaches with upskilling and players with extra technique development. This is a user pays system conducted after school hours). Carolina is a former National player and coach. Nicola Williams has worked with our Football West and National Matildas development programmes for numerous years. They have been working with club over the past 18 months or so. You can contact them directly on

Leadership Project
The WSC is working with the Football West Board to encourage senior and experienced players to become leaders, coaches and mentors in our game. If you have some names you can put forward with contact information, please email or post to on facebook. You can name retired players, coaches and referees. Anyone who you think would make a great leader, mentor and role model to help our game progress. We will then work with that person to up-skill, support and encourage them to be a part of our game moving forward.

Womens Standing Committee Members:
Penny Tanner (Chair) M0408921832
Emma Smith (Subiaco)
Tras Young (North Beach)
Conrad McKelvie (UWA Nedlands)

Alexis Pelham (Leeming)
Helen Lumley Nestoridis (Geraldton)
Leo Coppens
Dave Scragg (Quinns)
Jessine Bonzas (Football West)

Elisa D’Ovidio (Football West)

Janette Spencer (Football West Board)

Sources of information for local women’s football: home page and competitions pages webpage and Facebook page where you can like the page and post information about your team and add your viewpoint about women’s football in general
The World Football programme on Radio Fremantle every Saturday 10-12noon

On a national perspective, these are great sites to visit for women’s football news
australian football on Facebook
girlsfc on facebook

Penny TannerHoath 0408 921 832
Football West Life Member and Women’s Standing Committee Chairperson 2005-2014