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Night Series Highlights 2017

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Night Series

2017 Football West Women’s Night Series Final Highlights


Football talent takes Sacha to Louisiana

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

Sacha Ogilvie will head to Louisiana for the National Scouting Report (NSR) program in August.

Football West News

Photo: Tom Forrest

When Sacha Ogilvie started playing football in year two at Albany’s Yakamia Primary School, she did not imagine that the sport would one day take her half way around the world to Louisiana, USA.

19-year-old Sacha has been offered a place at Louisiana College as goalkeeper through the National Scouting Report (NSR) program and will begin in August this year.

The NSR is a program that gives young talented athletes the opportunity to advance their careers and education at American universities. Around 1,300 students nationwide were offered a place in the program this year.

Sacha’s football journey has not been a smooth one. Growing up, she attended a number of primary and high schools across the state, including Albany, Perth, Halls Creek, Broome and Kununurra, where she currently resides.

Throughout her school years, Sacha made football a priority. While living in Perth she played for East Fremantle Tricolore Ladies’ team and John Curtin College’s team. While living in Halls Creek she attended school in Broome so she could continue playing football. At other schools, when there were no football activities available, Sacha maintained her fitness with other sports including netball and touch rugby.

Two years ago Sacha suffered a stress tear in her knee and thought her time on the pitch was over.

“I fell into a rut. I didn’t think I could ever play like I had played before,” Sacha said.

“But my little brother pushed me to get back into it. I’m so glad I have.”

Soon after suffering her injury, Sacha received an opportunity from a US college through the NSR program, but she could not accept the offer. Now, after surgery and months of rehabilitation, Sacha is ready to continue her football career.

“I really want to turn my life around, to go further with my soccer,” Sacha said. “This is my big opportunity.”

Sacha will return to Perth from Kununurra this month to receive technical coaching and match practice before her trip to the States.


Coaching opportunity- Queens Park Premier Reserves Women’s Coach

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

We are looking for a committed coach who is genuinely interested in Women’s football and can work as a team with first team players and Coaches. Experience is not necessary for the right person as any training, support and coaching courses will be provided for by the club.
If you are interested in this position please contact Lynda Woodfin 0433189 056 or email


May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Night Series

Queens Park have emerged victors of the Consolidated Energy Women’s Night Series final with a 1-1 (3-4) win over NTC on Friday night.
Both teams went into the game undefeated and were forced into a penalty shootout after finishing regular time with one goal apiece.
It was Queens Park who proved to be the more composed team, converting all penalties into scores, while NTC were unable to match the effort.
Winning coach Ben Anderton reinforced how proud he was of his team’s efforts in the lead up to the game after losing a match in similar fashion last year.
“We did practice during the week a little bit of penalties because we knew there was a possibility it could come up against a good team, but it was good after a heartbreak last year with a penalty shootout to step up and be composed,” he said.
The game proved to be one well worthy of a final, with both teams fighting out the first half with full intensity.
Queens Park’s Tia Stonehill looked dangerous with her speed on the right wing, while NTC’s Liana Cook was a spearhead in her team’s attacking ranks.
Stonehill assisted in a number of created chances in the first half, while Cook managed to hit the crossbar with one attempt and looked threatening on several occasions after that.
Both teams went into the half-time break at nil-all, but Stonehill charged through the NTC defence to put Queens Park ahead by a goal only 20 seconds into the second half.
Substitutions were made by each playing group midway through the term, and the extra run allowed Cook to collect a parried ball from the opposing goalkeeper for an easy conversion with 15 minutes left in the game.
With scores locked at one goal each at full-time, the teams went to penalties.
NTC began proceedings, with both teams converting their first shots. Queens Park goalkeeper Maya Diederichsen stuck to the middle of the goal for the second shot by her opposing team, which she saved.
NTC’s third shot sailed over the crossbar, and Queens Park were able to convert their fourth attempt to seal the win.
NTC coach Jessine Bonzas said she was extremely proud of her team and that despite the loss, the effort puts them in good stead for the upcoming season.
“They’re all a little bit gutted and they’re all going to feel it, but I’m extremely proud of them for playing this well,” she said.
“They stuck with each other tonight, it was a great team atmosphere.
“We’re looking forward to the NTC challenge in July, the program just gets stronger, and it’s just a great opportunity for these girls.”
The Bankwest Women’s State League season commences on April 23.

FW NTC Women 1 (Cook 75min)

Queens Park SC 1 (Stonehill 46min)

Friday, April 8 2017

Coker Park

Kick-off: 7:30pm

Referee: Mike Tolmie

Assistant Referees: Godfrey Maniam, Matthew Pomeroy

Fourth Official: Wayne Henley


FW NTC Women – 1. Morgan AQUINO, (2. Alyssa VAN HEURCK 69’), 3. Cheyenne WISE-JARVIS, 4. Sofie OSBORNE, 5. Rosie LEHANE, 6. Georgia IRELAND, 7. Liana COOK, 8. Abbey MEAKINS, 9. Biana WEBB, 10. Lexie MORENO, (11. Izzy FOLETTA 28’), 12. Leticia MCKENNA, 13. Tessa DE LEO, 14. Gergia CAWLEY, 15. Ashling DEVITT, 17. Jenna ONIONS

Yellow cards: Nil

Red Cards: Nil


Queens Park SC – 1. Maya DIEDERICHSEN, 2. Angelique STANNETT, 3. Bec DICARLO, 4. Natasha RIGBY, 5. Courtney OWEN, 7. Brittany WOODFIN, 8. Sadie LAWRENCE, 9. Tia STONEHILL, 10. Nicole CAMPBELL, 11. Bec BENNETT, (14. Stacey LEARMONT 69’), (20. Jamie DUNCANSON 62’), 21. Katie SCHUBERT, 23. Katarina JUKIC, 28. Julia KAGIANNIS

Yellow cards: Nil

Red cards: Nil



May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Due to recent movement within the Squad, Quinns FC are looking for Girls ready to join an already strong squad, to complete its Division 2 team for Season 2017.
If you are interested please contact Paul Stickels for further details, 0406 515262 Thank you

Due to some players moving interstate, Quinns FC are looking for Girls to join an already strong squad, to complete its Division 1 team for Season 2017.
If you are interested, please contact Paul Stickels for further details, 0406 515 262 Thank you


Maccabi Women’s Soccer Team

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

Maccabi Women’s Soccer Team are looking to add a couple more experienced players to our team this year.

The team play in the North Division 1 league and the club is based in Yokine. So any player centrally located, this is a great spot.

The girls are coached by professionally qualified coaches throughout the week and are coached on game days also.

The team comprises of all ages (16-32), the club has fantastic facilities with excellent grounds as well.

The team trains every Wednesday from 7-8:30 and every other Monday 7-8:30 at Maccabean Oval, 61 Woodrow Avenue, Yokine.

If you are interested contact Lawrence at or on 0410155482.


Rockingham United W&G Football Club

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Club Noticeboard

We still have room for more players to join us this season.
Senior Womens Competitive or Social Sth Div 1 and 3

Junior Girls 14’s
Miniroos Spots still available following ages
Girls Born 2006-2012
Boys Born 2007-2012
Contact us through FB or our Registrar Rachel on 0409 115 498 for more Info


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

Matildas Captain De Vanna joins South Melbourne
South Melbourne FC is excited to confirm that Australian Football icon, Olympian and current Matilda Lisa De Vanna has joined the club.

De Vanna will have a dual role with club, where she will immediately join our NPL Victoria Women’s team for the 2017 season. She will also take up a newly formed role of Women’s Football Ambassador at the Club, which will allow her to work with the club on numerous and exciting projects relating to increasing the profile of women’s football at our club and throughout the country.

De Vanna is a household name with football fans across the world through a career spanning 11 years across England, Australia and the United States.

The attacking player however is best known for her long and decorated career with the Australian National Team, The Matildas. With 121 international caps and 40 goals to her name, she remains only 2 goals behind Kate Gill to become Australia’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Speaking at the SMFC Jersey Night, De Vanna was excited to have joined the club. “It’s wonderful to have joined a club with great history and ambition.

I am looking forward to playing a role on the park throughout 2017, but assisting the club in its goals off the park promoting women’s football and assisting young players achieve their dream. Thank you to Gabrielle Giuliano and Socrates Nicolaides for this wonderful opportunity.”

SMFC Women’s Football Director Gabrielle Giuliano was pleased with her acquisition. “I am delighted that Lisa has joined SMFC as an ambassador for women’s football. Whilst still focussed on her national journey, South will partner with her to help transition into her future after football. From a capacity of mentoring, coaching and identifying upcoming talent, this partnership will help propel us to the next level.”

We look forward to seeing her in our colours in the coming weeks

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Soccer veteran off to Auckland for World Masters Games

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


PENNY Hoath will write a new chapter in her decades long history of representative soccer when she jets to Auckland for a second World Masters Games at the end of the month.

Hoath dropped hockey in favour of soccer when she was in high school and has never looked back.

“Hockey was my game until I saw (Argentine international) Diego Maradona playing – I thought he was so cool and soccer was so exciting so I switched,” she said.

“Melville was my first club back in the early days when I was the baby of the team before I moved away for university.

“Now that I’ve moved back into the area I’m back with Melville, where I also coach my daughter Rose Maree in the Under-11s.”

Hoath made her debut for WA as a 17-year-old and has travelled across Australia and the world to play soccer nearly every year since.

“I’ve been part of both 11-a-side and Futsal squads for WA and played all over Europe,” she said.

“In 1993 I was vice caption for the Australian team at the World University Games in Canada where we got whooped by retired American star Mia Hamm and a team full of Chinese internationals.”

Four years ago Hoath played in her first World Masters Game in Italy, helping her WA side reach the knockout stages of the tournament.

She said the Games promoted participation just as much as competition but admitted the WA Black Swans were out to win.

“We have an amazing spread of players – international players, state team players and some players who have come out of retirement,” she said.

“There are some of us who are pretty competitive and we still play at a high level, a handful of us are still running around in the State League women’s competitions with the 16 and 17-year-old spring chickens.”

Hoath will be joined in Auckland by her daughter Rose Maree and said her focus would shift to junior coaching following the World Masters Games.

“I get as excited about coaching as I do about playing, which I’m starting to do less of,” she said.

“Rose’s fixtures are at the same time I would normally play but coaching is my priority this year so everything else is on the backburner.”

Fundraising to help cover the costs of the WA teams travelling to New Zealand for the World Masters Games is ongoing and anybody interested in contributing can contact Penny Hoath on 0408 921 832.

The World Masters Games run from April 21 to 30.

WA teams head to World Masters Games

May 24, 2017 By: Penny Category: Masters football

Football West News

Most footballers have hung up their boots long before they turn 50.

That’s not the case for the WA Black Swan Women’s Masters Over 50s team who, after a long 14 months in training, will join the Over 40s team at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand.

More than 25,000 men and women are expected to take part in 28 sports and 45 disciplines of the major sporting event, which was established in Toronto in 1985 and is now held every four years. This year the competition, which encourages participation in sport for all ages, will run from April 21 to 30.

In the women’s football competition there are divisions for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60-year age groups at elite (ex-international and representative players) and competitive levels. The WA teams are entered in the competitive levels. Each of these divisions has 20 teams primarily from Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Members of the WA Black Swan Women’s Masters team were selected from a range of clubs across the state. Each team member has a unique background, with some players raised in Australia and others in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and one from Angola.

The players’ exposure to football has been varied with some being introduced to the game from a young age and others coming into football in their later years when their daughters began playing. The commitment and support for women’s football from the current players is significant, with many coaching and holding committee positions.

The WA Over 40s team will be coached by Martin Cox and the Over 50s team will be coached by Robert Glover.

Glover said coaching his team has been a challenging yet satisfying experience.

“For these ladies to just be capable of playing the game they love and committing to the somewhat rigorous schedule of training and trials is a testament to their love of football,” he said.

“Several of these ladies travelled to the Games in 2013 but many new faces have been added to the squad and it will be a new experience for some.

“We plan to give our best in Auckland where we will be competing against a similar age group, but it is also important to enjoy the experience, have fun, catch up with old friends and make new ones, then come back and get involved in our regular club fixtures.”

The first female WA representative side, West Coast Strikers, played in the 1994 Games in Brisbane and returned with a bronze medal. Since then, WA teams have played in Melbourne in 2002 (where they won a silver medal) and in Italy in 2013.

Mhairi Glover played in both competitions and will participate again this year. Glover said the philosophy of the Masters Games was to promote friendship, understanding and competition between mature athletes, regardless of age, race, gender, religion or sports status.

“Being part of the Over 40s Black Swans State Masters squad and the larger combined squad is an amazing experience,” she said.

“Playing football has given me the opportunity to meet many interesting, varied and fun people, this squad being no exception.”

Glover played an active role in working with Football West to develop two teams for the 2017 Games. The team took part in a Margaret River tournament in late February and several training games to help clubs with their pre-season training.

“While I have played with and against many of the players over the years, it was great to see so many new faces making the final teams,” she said.

“The Over 40s team are from a good spread of clubs. Our goal in Auckland is to have fun and be competitive.

“With many Canadian and American teams, the standard will be tough and while we would love to repeat the silver medal performance in Melbourne in 2002, we want to be remembered as a team that put in 110% effort and played in the spirit of the masters games which is sport for all.”

Members of the Over 50s team include Janette Spencer and Jayne Jeffrey who will both turn 60 in 2017.

Perth United and Kwinana United Soccer Club will also be participating in the World Masters.

Perth United’s players are drawn from several teams in WA’s Premier and Metro leagues. The team, made up of 13 Perth-based players and 5 New Zealand players, will take part in the Over 40s grade at the tournament.

This is the second year the Kwinana United Soccer Club are competing, after participating in the Games in Sydney in 2009. The team includes three brothers from the Moodie family, two brothers from the Prosser family and nine people who played in the 2009 Games.