Lift for girls’ soc­cer

Eastern Reporter Bayswater & Bassendean - - PERTH SOCCER CLUB -

PERTH Soc­cer Club is tak­ing a se­ri­ous and de­ter­mined ap­proach to em­brac­ing and de­vel­op­ing women’s soc­cer.

Af­ter an ini­tial set­back when the se­nior girl’s squad was re­jected from en­ter­ing the Women’s Premier League last year, the club dili­gently went about re­build­ing the struc­tures re­quired to en­sure girls and women’s soc­cer would thrive at the club.

By tak­ing a bottom-up ap­proach, the club has laid its foun­da­tions in ju­nior girls soc­cer.

With un­der 12s, 14s and 16s girls teams es­tab­lished and many younger plays play­ing in mixed teams, the club has in­creased its fe­male play­ers sub­stan­tially.

Af­ter much hard work by the com­mit­tee, Perth Soc­cer Club has now also added a women’s un­der 23 team and as of the be­gin­ning of this year, a women’s NPL team.

All this is great news for women who want to play soc­cer com­pet­i­tively and so­cially.

The re­cent re­de­vel­op­ment of the club’s grounds at Dor­rien Gar­dens also in­cluded two fe­male spe­cific chang­e­rooms.

The club now hosts an ar­ray of fe­male soc­cer events such as the W-League.

The re­de­vel­op­ment en­sures there is equal ac­cess for the girls to train and de­velop their skills.

The process of hav­ing a solid and com­pet­i­tive com­pe­ti­tion for girls/women at Perth Soc­cer Club has come about as a re­sult of the hard work of club pres­i­dent Gary Maroc­chi, all com­mit­tee mem­bers past and present, and the board mem­bers who worked hard to pro­duce the doc­u­ment for the club’s sub­mis­sion to the NPL.

The club ac­knowl­edges all these ded­i­cated peo­ple for their com­mit­ment.

The goal is to now be as suc­cess­ful in the women’s league as its men’s game and while this will take time and con­tin­ued sup­port from mem­bers and com­mu­nity, the club is up for the chal­lenge.

Things are al­ready look­ing pos­i­tive with se­nior women’s coach Danielle Bro­gan be­ing a fan­tas­tic ad­di­tion to the club as well as the ad­di­tion of a num­ber of ex­pe­ri­enced ju­nior coaches.

The club is now look­ing for any girls, women and coaches that see them­selves play­ing and be­ing in­volved in the world game of soc­cer to get in touch.

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