It is a brilliant time to be involved in women’s football in Australia.
The Matildas, the national women’s football team, has had great success in the past four years, which has seen them jump as high as fifth on the FIFA women’s rankings, become the first team to make a world cup quarter finals and qualify for an Olympic Games.
The introduction of the PlayStation® 4 National Premier League Queensland Women’s competition has seen a rapid growth of young players filtering their way through the ranks.
There are nearly a quarter of a million more children playing football more than any other sport.
The local football club, Redlands United FC have found great success in 2016 through their men’s programs while their Womens City League team were grand finalists.
The club has produced local junior Emily Gielnik, the “super sub” of the Westfield W-League, who has had a stunning playing career with the Brisbane Roar where she won a Championship and Premiership.
Redlands United want to build on their success in 2017 with a renewed vision and focus on their grassroots female teams in the hope of reaching Brisbane Women’s Premier League as soon as possible.
Player development is vital to Redlands’ plans for their women’s teams as they are ready to produce the next stars of the Westfield W-League.
Redlands United has limited positions available for the following female teams:
- City League division 2 and division 3
- Under 14
- Under 12
Redlands will host an opening training session for U12s to U14s to try their junior program on Tuesday January 24 from 5pm to 6pm at the Cleveland Showgrounds.
The club currently has more than 70 female footballers who are embracing all-inclusive women’s and junior girls’ culture with a fun, friendly and rewarding atmosphere.
For more information or to register your interest head to the Redlands United website – http://www.redlandsunited.com.au/news/womens-and-junior-girls-football/