Lift for girls’ soccer
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.
For more information, visit www.perthsc.com.au.