Women Champion the cause

WELL REPRESENTED: Six women's clubs will be represented at this weekend's third round of the Champion of Champions. Picture: ROBERT PEET

WELL REPRESENTED: Six women's clubs will be represented at this weekend's third round of the Champion of Champions. Picture: ROBERT PEET

Illawarra’s women’s football clubs will lead the way when round three of the Champion Of Champions kicks-off at Ian McLennan Park this weekend.

Highlighting the strength of the women’s game in the Illawarra, six female teams will be represented at the elite tournament along with two boys teams. 

Female teams from Shellharbour (under 12s and 14s), Albion Park (under 18s), Thirroul (under 21s) Tarrawanna (all age 1) and Russell Vale Pink (over 30s) are all set to play in knockout tournament which features the best club teams in each grade from around the state.

Shellharbour (under 14s) and Thirroul (under 17s) are the last remaining boys sides.

Football South Coast chief executive Ann-Marie Balliana was pleased to have such a high representation at this stage of the tournament. 

“We are extremely proud of our 8 teams represented at this stage, especially the fact that 6 of these are female teams,” she said.

Round three is the quarter final stage of the tournament and Football South Coast has teams left in eight of the 18 age groups.

We are extremely proud of our 8 teams represented at this stage, especially the fact that 6 of these are female teams. - Ann-Marie Balliana

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