Two championship titles are a first for Blackwood United
BLACKWOOD United Football Club celebrated its most successful South West Soccer Association season ever after both senior teams finished as champions in their divisions on October 15.
The women’s team also won the South West Cup and finished as runners-up in the Pioneer Cup.
Blackwood United’s men’s team went into their final match of the season needing a win or a draw to finish above Margaret River and take the Division 1 league title.
They finished with a 5-2 win over Bunbury United FC and locked in Blackwood’s first ever men’s title.
The Blackwood women had a stellar season finishing 10 points clear of their nearest rivals and won a thrilling cup final against Hay Park 2-1.
The women were unlucky not to come away with a double Cup win after losing the Pioneer Cup final to Eaton-Dardanup.
The club collected their trophies at the annual South West awards night on October 4 with 16year-old Skye Dalton also receiving the golden boot for the women’s reserve league for scoring more than 70 goals for the season and Daniel Parkinson and Sue Engle (women’s reserves) received association goalkeeping awards.
Blackwood United FC players and committee members were overjoyed that such a small club had been able to achieve such success and thankful to everyone involved including supporters, families and volunteers who made it happen.
Anyone interested in playing for Blackwood United in 2018 is welcome at the Balingup Recreation Park on November 4 when Blackwood United will hold its major fundraiser, the annual Blackwood Senior 5-aside Carnival.