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Changes to WA Women’s Premier Football League 2011

November 23, 2010 By: Penny Category: Competitions

The Women’s Standing Committee, clubs and Football West have undergone a long consultation process to conclude that the Premier League requires change.

In 2011 the following 8 clubs will form the Premier League:

Balcatta, Northern Redbacks, East Fremantle, Queens Park, UWA Nedlands, Beckenham, Subiaco, Bunbury

Plus a Football West Development Squad comprised of 15’s and 17’s making up a new Premier and Reserve squad in the Premier League.

The reasons for this include the creation of a visible pathway for young players into development programmes, long term benefit of being coaching by professional coaches, a large window for coaches to identify players, a means for players to be coached in a system similar to national coaching programmes and to create more recognition for women’s football.

Football West is reviewing the logistics for the Development Squad to enter the 2011 competition. Logistics such as financial viability, venue, coaching appointment etc.

It will mean there is a bye, unless an existing or new Premier club can present reasons for its inclusion into the 2011 Premier League based on ability to provide a Premier and Reserve team in the competition.

During 2011 the consultation process will continue in order to review the women’s competition again for 2012.  This will include determining criteria for application into the Premier Competition and separating the women’s competition into Premier and Social Competitions. This will be to enable an elite competition that will endeavour to replicate the requirements of representative football in terms of quality and rules.

If you want to be a part of the Committee you can nominate through Football West or simply contact Chair Person Penny TannerHoath on  socceron@womensoccer.com.au or if immediate reply required, phone 0408 921 832. The Committee meet approximately every 2 months through the season to make recommendations to Football West to uphold the development of women’s football.

Simply check this website regularly for news on women’s football development in WA.