Park’s treble just the start

CHAMPIONS: Albion Park women's division one picked up their third title of the season by beating Tarrawanna in Sunday's grand final.
CHAMPIONS: Albion Park women's division one picked up their third title of the season by beating Tarrawanna in Sunday's grand final.

Three titles down, one to go.

What started as a bold ambition for Albion Park Women’s first division team edged closer to becoming a remarkable reality over the weekend.

Having already won the State Cup and League title this season, Park added their third piece of silverware with a classy 3-0 victory over Tarrawanna in the grand final.

Now – after conquering everything in front of them in the Illawarra – they will target a stunning fourth title in the Champion of Champions competition later this month.

"I think it would be a great achievement for our team and women's soccer in the Illawarra if we could win that too," Park coach Macca Davis said.

"We have had a couple teams from down here in the State Cup finals in recent years and I thought women's soccer down here is really growing.

“It would be amazing to win them all.”

Park begin their campaign in the state’s top knockout tournament against Balmain.

It comes more than two months after they claimed their first title in 2017 by hammering Northbridge 8-0 in the State Cup final.

They then wrapped up the league title on the back of an unbeaten run of 16 straight regular season matches in August.

Park continued that form into the post-season before beating the Blueys in the decider at Unanderra Oval on Sunday.

"I am really proud of our girls," Davis said.

"They have worked so hard this year and deserve everything they get.

"You can do all the talk beforehand but if you don't work hard in training and play as a team, the results aren't going to happen."

After a tense first half, Park scored three unanswered goals in the second stanza through Casey-Leigh Suttle, Brittany Ring and Rylee Mcgartland.

"You never know what is going to happen in a grand final but I think we turned up to play," Davis said.

"It's always a hard game against Tarrawanna.

“Even though we beat them in the past two grand finals heading into this one, you always have to be ready to play against them.

"Our girls were primed for the occasion."