Female Football Week 2019: Academy Women striving for success!

The Central Coast Mariners are proud to support Female Football Week (May 25 – June 2), a national initiative to celebrate the growth of women’s football as well as promote the important role that women play in the development of the sport.

This season, our Women’s Academy have performed very well given the loss of some key First Graders early in the season from our NPL squad. Since then, the First Grade team have won their last 4 matches in a convincing fashion and are looking to keep up the momentum as they progress through the season.

Some of the younger academy players have been given the opportunity to play in higher grades which has been a fantastic success with some memorable goals and outstanding results achieved.

One of the highlights of the season is impressive attacker Danielle Wise, who currently sits in 4th position for leading goal scorer in the competition with 12 goals to her name so far, including two hattricks in as many weeks.

Academy Girls

 

Mariners Youth Academy Coach, and captain of the NPL 2 side Gabrielle Blanch is passionate about women’s football, and what Female Football Week symbolizes for young girls on the Central Coast.

“As a nation, we must celebrate the growing statistics around female football participation. From grassroots right through to our aspiring young Matildas, Australia has tracked extremely well over the years to really gain traction on the world stage. Female Football Week is all about celebrating and building on this progress” Blanch said.

“Our Matildas are setting a brilliant pathway for our youth - it is important our girls set their goals and really work hard both on and off the pitch to achieve them. We are lucky to have some excellent people involved in female football here on the Coast who are really helping to get these girls ready for performance phase football.

I look forward to seeing what the future holds for many of our talented female players here at the Academy, I truly believe we will see some of these girls playing in the W League and perhaps Matildas in the near future”

Academy Womens

 

After Round 12 of the season, all of our Women’s teams sit in the top 6 of their respective competitions, with only a few points between them and the top spot in most cases.

Current Standings

First Grade – Currently in 6th position, only two points from the top 4

Reserve Grade – Currently in 4th position, only 4 points from the top position

Under 17’s – Currently in 2nd position, only three points from the top position

Under 15’s – Currently in 3rd position, only three points from the top position

Under 14’s – Currently in 4th position on the ladder

All of our Women’s sides will be playing at home this weekend, and is the perfect opportunity to support our women as they look to take the points against St George FC this Sunday. Entry is free.

Central Coast Mariners Women’s Academy v St George FC
Sunday 2 June 2019
Pluim Park, Lisarow

U14’s – 8:30am Kick Off
U15’s – 9:55am Kick Off
U17’s – 11:25am Kick Off
Reserve Grade – 1:05pm
First Grade – 3:00pm