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Jukic lights up the night with hat-trick

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Competitions

Report by Peter Simcox

Queens Park have opened their Bankwest Women’s State Premier League campaign with a 5-1 win against Beckenham Angels at Mills Park on Thursday evening.

Former Beckenham and Perth Glory striker Katarina Jukic was the hero for Queens Park bagging a hat-trick, with Sadie Lawrence and Tia Stonehill also getting on the score sheet.

Jukic said it was good to start the season with a win and continue the momentum of winning the Night Series.

“Sadie (Lawrence) and I got some great service tonight and we managed to put them away.

“We didn’t play our best in the Night Series, but we won the final and it’s good to keep that momentum going tonight. We probably need a few more game to gel, but the signs are good.”

Queens Park Coach Ben Anderton said it was a pleasing performance, and they took their chances well.

“It was a slow start to the game but we lifted and when we introduced Shannon (May), we took control,” he said.

“She gave us some composure and we managed to re-cycle the ball better and got Katarina, Sadie and Tia into good positions up front and they took their goals well.”

The visitors dominated early and were ahead on 11 minutes. Natasha Rigby’s corner picked out Jukic who headed home from close-range.

Beckenham hit back and when Kim Thiess’ corner wasn’t dealt with, Andrea Priato’s shot was saved by Danelle Cornish.

Queens Park created the better chances and were rewarded on 37 minutes with a second goal. A great through ball sent Jukic in on goal who finished clinically.

The Beckenham shot stopper was keeping her side in the game and stood tall to deny Jukic a hat-trick moments later.

However there was nothing she could do when Queens Park added a third on the stroke of half time. A defensive mix up let in Stonehill, and the pacey striker made no mistake.

The home side made a great start to the second half and they pulled one back in the opening minute. Valenti found space on the edge of the penalty area and her long-range shot gave Cornish no chance.

Two minutes later Queens Park regained their three goal margin. Stonehill made space down the left and crossed in to the penalty area with Jukic sliding in at the back post to complete her hat-trick.

Queens Park made it 5-1 on the hour as Lawrence heading home Jamie-Lee Gale’s corner.

With Shannon May pulling the strings in the middle of the park Queens Park continued to press. Jukic’s curling shot flashed wide of the target, before Lawrence saw her shot cleared off the line by Rhian Mears.

Next week Queens Park host East Fremantle at Coker Park, while Beckenham Angels travel to Jubilee Reserve to take on Bassendean Caledonians.


Beckenham Angels 1 (Valenti 46min)

Queens Park 5 (Jukic 11min, 37, 48, Stonehill 43, Lawrence 60)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Kick-off: 7:00pm

Mills Park


Beckenham Angels: GK Stacey CAVILL,  2 Annie LEYLAND, 3 Rhian MEARS, 4 Jamie LEITCH, 5 Felicity LINDQUIST, 6 Kim THIESS, 7 Bethany WORTH, 8 Jessica VALENTI, 9 Jessica CIACOTTI, 10 Jessica LEURS, 11Monja SAETERVIK, 12 Jessica LINDQUIST, 14 Shelby COCHRANE, 15 Andrea PRIATO, 16 Sabrina NEATES, 17 Laura St RUTH

Yellow Cards: nil

Red Cards: nil


Queens Park: GK Danelle CORNISH, 2 Angelique STANNETT, 3 Rebecca DICARLO, 4 Natasha RIGBY, 5 Courtney OWEN, 6 Jamie-Lee GALE, 7 Brittany WOODFIN, 8 Sadie LAWRENCE, 9 Tia STONEHILL, 10 Nicole CAMPBELL, 11 Rebecca BENNETT, 14 Shannon MAY, 17 Breanne ALEXANDER, 20 Katie SCHUBERT, 21 Jamie DUNCANSON, 23 Katarina JUKIC

Yellow Cards: nil

Red Cards: nil

Subiaco AFC looking for keeper

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

The Subiaco AFC Women’s State Team is looking for a State Reserves Goal Keeper to join us this season. We train Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6.30pm at Rosalie Park, Onslow Road, Shenton Park. Specialist goal keeper training available along with discounted fees.

For any enquiries on joining the women’s squad please contact Andrea Ahearn on or 0408 152 826.


May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Football West

Football West has launched an unprecedented study into the demographics of participants and their satisfaction with football in Western Australia to help shape the future of the game.

Through a series of surveys, delivered via, the Insights Project will allow Football West to collect a comprehensive data set about football fans, players, parents, club volunteers, referees and coaches.

As the sport’s governing body in WA, Football West will use the data collected through the first study of its kind to build a picture of the football community and implement widespread improvements to its programs and competitions.

Chief Executive Officer James Curtis, who was appointed in July 2016, said the Insights Project was crucial in assisting Football West in improving its services.

“This is a critical time for football in Western Australia with more people involved in the game than ever before,” Curtis said. “The incredible growth of the game also creates challenges that we, as an organisation, must be able to meet to ensure we continue to deliver to participants.

“The feedback we will collect through the Insights Project will allow us to make important, informed decisions for the betterment of the game in the near, medium and long-term future.”

Football is the most-played team sport in Australia and has grown significantly in WA since the game’s various groups were united under the Football West banner in 2004.

It has experienced 63% growth in the past 12 years with an estimated state-wide participation of around 230,000. Football West directly engaged with 44,000 registered players in 2016.

Football West’s initial surveys target different aspects of the football community, specifically:
· Club Volunteers
· Players
· Parents of players
· Coaches
· Referees

These surveys will form a baseline for more targeted surveying that will be conducted soon as part of Football West’s strategic approach to improving the game.

Football participants not registered with Football West are also encouraged to participate by completing the Overall Satisfaction Survey.

Have your say in the future of football at


Kind regards,

Melissa Melbourne
Football West | Communications Officer

Metro Cup Dates Confirmed by Football West

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Competitions

The next round of the women’s metro cup will be on Sunday 28 May (Round 2 cup). Round 3 will be on Sunday 25 June, Quarter Finals will be on Sunday 23 July. Semi Finals will be on Sunday 20 August and the Final will be on Sunday 3 September.

State League Preview 2017

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Competitions


April 19, 2017

Coach Ben Anderton expects Queens Park to carry the winning feeling into the Bankwest Women’s State League season after wrapping up the Consolidated Energy Women’s Night Series as undefeated champions.

Queens Park will kick-off their season at Mills Park on Thursday night when they face a Beckenham Angels side in a development phase under new coach Greg Farrell.

“I just want the girls to keep going from where we left off in the Night Series,” Anderton said of his side’s penalty shoot-out win over the National Training Centre squad.

“We had a good finish with a win over a strong team. It was good to go three (games) unbeaten, but for the rest of the season all I’m looking for is for the girls to perform on a weekly basis.

“I always tell the girls it’s about performance over results because if they perform the result comes.”

Anderton has been impressed with Beckenham’s progress under new coach Farrell.

“I’ve heard good things and I’ve watched the way they play this year,” he said.

“They’re looking like a strong team and I am thinking it’s going to be a tough game for us. They look pretty well structured.”

Anderton expects NTC to continue to perform well this season but is prepared for a few surprises, too.

“I think there are quite a few quality teams this year so it’s hard to pick one, but we saw NTC in the Night Series and the young girls there are looking dangerous this year,” he said.

“There will also be the regulars of Beckenham and the Northern Redbacks and I’m looking out for Balcatta, who could be out there for a few upsets this year.”

Beckenham coach Farrell has overseen a number of changes to the team since last season.

“There’s been a big regeneration at the club and we have about three or four first team players that are still at the club after a big off-season,” he said.

“It’s not the goal for us at the moment to be trying to win the competition. With the group that we have, we just need to go game by game.

“Hopefully we will surprise people but the style and the system that the girls are getting used to is still going to take some time. If I’m being conservative, I think mid-table is going to be a successful first season if we are going to play the way we want to play.”

Farrell has tipped NTC, Northern Redbacks and Queens Park to perform strongly this season.

“There are massive amounts of quality in those three playing groups so anyone on any day can quite probably go and get a result against them,” he said. “But across the course of the season I’d say those three are going to be the benchmark.”

“From what I’ve seen of Queens Park during the Night Series, they’ve got very good players all around the field so I dare say it’s going to be very quick tomorrow night.

“They’re a very technical side so I would suggest it’s going to be a very hard and fast game.

“I’ve got a relatively inexperienced side so I think the Queens Park girls will try and set a tempo and dominate the game. Hopefully we can get a little bit of a foothold and get a bit of possession of the ball but it’s definitely going to be a very big introduction to the premier league for a few of our players.”

Northern Redbacks kick off their campaign against NTC on Sunday and will be looking to win the competition for the third consecutive season.

NTC finished fourth in the 2016 season but after making it to the Night Series finals this year are considered strong contenders for the title in 2017.

East Fremantle, who finished seventh on the league ladder last season, will take on Balcatta on Sunday at Wauhop Park to kick off their campaign, while newcomers Bassendean Caledonian start their season the following week when they take on Beckenham Angels on April 30.


Lisa DeVanna signs for South Melbourne

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media, WA on the world stage

South Melbourne signs Matilda Lisa De Vanna, showing its intent to secure a W-League licence

SOUTH Melbourne has secured a coup in its bid for a W-League licence, with Matildas star Lisa De Vanna set to play for its Women’s National Premier League team. understands that De Vanna will play for the club — potentially as early as this weekend — while also potentially holding an off-field role.

The former NSL powerhouse has made it clear it will bid for both an A-League and a W-League licence, with De Vanna’s signature a clear statement of its intent to play a key role in the women’s game.

One of the best footballers Australia has ever produced, De Vanna has made 121 appearances for her country, scoring 40 goals.

De Vanna has previously played in the US, Sweden, England and has represented Australia at two Olympics (2004 and 2016) and three World Cups (2007, 2011 and 2015), while she was a member of the Matildas side that won the 2010 Women’s Asian Cup.

For De Vanna, who last year spent part of the off-season with American side Orlando Pride, the move allows her to maintain fitness for her W-League and Matildas commitments without the travel and intensity of an overseas stint.

Lisa De Vanna celebrates a goal with teammate Caitlin Foord.
Lisa De Vanna celebrates a goal with teammate Caitlin Foord.Source: Getty Images

The Matilda has played for Melbourne Victory, Melbourne City and Canberra United over the past three seasons, though the latter was on a guest contract.

South Melbourne is understood to have heavily focused on improving and marketing its women’s program in recent months.

The club initially missed out on an NPLW licence when the competition was launched last year — despite having a long, successful history in the previous incarnation of the state league — but was granted a licence for this year’s league in October 2016.

Aside from De Vanna, several W-League players have committed their winter season to South Melbourne, as the club looks to claim the state league title.

Young Matilda and Melbourne City striker Melina Ayres was at the top of the recruiting list, while Melbourne Victory’s Alexandra Gummer — who has also played in England — and Alex Cheal also signed on.

Were South to claim a W-League licence, it could spell further trouble for Melbourne Victory, which claimed the wooden spoon twice since Melbourne City entered the competition.

A large proportion of Victorian talent has elected to sign with City over the past two years and a third Victorian side would further stretch the local talent pool.

While no dates have been set for W-League expansion, the current nine-team format, with a team having a bye each week, is less than ideal. One more team would see the league on par with the male equivalent, with 10 teams.

South was set to unveil De Vanna’s signature at its 2017 Jersey Night on Friday night.

WomensoccerWA Facebook Page

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard, Football in the Media


While I am at the World Masters New Zealand for the next few weeks, I would encourage all of you to post information about your club, league results, events and more, to help me keep on top of what’s happening back here in WA!

This is the page to follow for up to date local women’s football news :

Thanks for following this page! It’s a great platform for sharing women’s football news because of your contributions!

World Masters Games

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Masters football

Good luck to the Black Swans and Perth United women’s masters Teams travelling to the World Masters Games in Auckland New Zealand next week. Some great characters of our local competitions are representing WA in the fourth largest competition in the world: Former Football West Board Member and Subiaco player Janette Spencer, Bassendean Coach Kelly Ann Jarden, Diana Reeves, Kerrie Corbett, Rita Berry, Vanessa Obrien and more. Good luck ladies and coaching crew.

U13 Football West NTC

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Football West, State Teams and Programmes

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WA Elite Women’s Football added 2 new photos.

FW Country Camp
Football West hold an annual Country Camp where the regions most talented players are selected to come to the city and participate in a football camp. Players make new friends, get some great coaching and of course develop as football players. This morning the Country Girls Team played the U13 NTC Team. What a great way to start the school holidays!!!! Country Camp is also an opportunity for state coaches to see regional players and talent identify them. Well done to Jamie, Faye and all those involved.


The World Football Programme

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Football in the Media

Tune in for news on women’s football when The World Football Team catch up with Bassendean Coach Kelly-Ann Jarden on 107.9fm Saturday morning April 15, 2017, from 10am