With the season now into its second month, we thought it would be a good time to catch up with the head of our football department and get his thoughts about how things have gone on the field over that time.
"We are fortunate that in WA a football season has been able to commence amid these very strange and uncertain times. Our club has not been impacted as badly as some others with regards to maintaining our numbers for this season, and our numbers are still good, albeit a little tight. We are also fortunate that we are able to have coaches for all our teams.
5 weeks in and it is pleasing to see all our teams doing well. Our juniors have carried on with our success from last year and our 2 “junior” teams that play in senior competitions have proved that they are more than capable of competing with older, more physical players. I feel our decision to play essentially 15 to 18 year old’s in these competitions has been a good move to secure the future of our club by developing our own players.
More pleasing is the fact that the club is operating as one squad, and players are being recognised for their performance, commitment, and attitude by being rewarded with the opportunity to train and play in older or senior teams.
This year is the start of the new Women's National Premier League era. Our 1st team and U23s are based at the Kingsway Sporting Complex at the recently completed $3 million upgraded facilities of the Olympic Kingsway Football Club. We have a 3 year MOU with that club to play and train at the venue. The relationship between both clubs has been fantastic and we look forward to securing a long term future at the venue. Its early days for the NPLW competition but our first team and U23s have had a promising start.
Its great to see all the media posts regarding our club and the input from our parent photographers has been fantastic. This, plus the fact that NPLW WA games are live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, can only assist in raising the profile of our club.
Our club would not survive without the effort of volunteers, so thank you to those who are helping out teams by being managers, lines people and assisting with the putting up and taking down of nets etc. Thank you also to those who are helping out in the canteen and with fundraising for the club. All our coaches and committee are volunteers, and they are doing their bit to ensure that your daughters have a club to play at. There are still some positions we need filling within the club, so if you want to become more involved please don't hesitate to contact your manager or any of the committee to see what is required on match day or at training."