Women’s First Grade Season Review

Women’s First Grade Season Review

From the Captain: Amanda Skellern

The season really has flown by!! I think the squad can be so proud of what we’ve achieved this year, finishing stronger in the club championship and coming together as a squad with new players, younger players transitioning to seniors, plus a good dose of the usual suspects. As our second year up in NPL1, I think we’ve started to become more familiar with the pace and standard. It was great to see both ressies and firsts show off their own style of play, with a bit of flair and of course backed by those Tigers trademarks. It’s been a pleasure to get to know our new coaches this year – Richie and Danillo – who took so many things in their stride. They both have a great understanding of the game and a sense of humour, the two most important ingredients for coaching senior women. It was a year of a few serious injuries, and of girls taking time out to travel (I mean…who needs Europe when you have NTRA?!). But the hard work from the coaches and players meant we could remain competitive right up until our last game. We’ll be looking forward to presentation night now and enjoying our off-season. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Georgia Goulding who needs to fill her social calendar without football!

What’s been your favourite game of the season?

This question is never fair! The huge support from the Tigers men’s teams at our first round match against Mariners made it one to remember. I also loved our second-round games against Koalas. This was a week we had 20 seniors playing across the two teams. Ressies were playing top of the table and played out a really exciting match to draw 2-2 against a team that will likely win the Grand Final. In first grade, we ground out a 0-0 draw, and Bo and Saba from the 17’s both made their first grade debuts! They really shined and we all came off feeling pretty chuffed I think! Looking back, it was just great to be undefeated that weekend and see both teams playing which so much spirit given our chances of reaching finals were slim at this stage!

What’s been the best moment off the pitch this season?

Every year we plan an overnight stay at our furthest away-game, which led us to Newcastle this year for a really fun trip – although there is the constant fear that Eliza would do some sort of horrible prank while we were sleeping. Not sure if this counts as off-the pitch, but having our physio Eloise play a role in our strength and conditioning training this year has also led to a fair amount of laughs with the exercises she makes us do. Finally, I have to mention our treasured catch-ups with the U12s and U13s Girls SAP players throughout the season. They are a pleasure to be around, are very impressive on the pitch, and it was great to see the senior players engaging with the up-and-coming Tigers!

Season Results

Round 1 Women’s NPL vs Sydney University – Arlington Oval – First Grade – 4-1 Loss (Georgia Goulding)
Round 2 Women’s NPL vs Blacktown Spartans – NTRA – 1-0 Win (Hannah McNulty)
Round 3 Women’s NPL vs Macarthur Rams – NTRA – 5-2 Loss (Hannah McNulty, Josie Wilson)
Round 4 Women’s NPL vs FNSW Institute – NTRA – 3-1 Loss (Georgia Goulding)
Round 5 Women’s NPL vs Sutherland Shire FA – Harrie Denning Centre – 2-1 Win (Shayna Killey, Molly Woods)
Round 6 Women’s NPL vs Emerging Jets – NTRA – 3-0 Win (Georgia Goulding x2, Shayna Killey)
Round 7 Women’s NPL vs Bankstown City FC – Jensen Park – 0-0 Draw
Round 8 Women’s NPL vs North Shore Mariners – NTRA – 1-1 Draw (Servet Uzunlar)
Round 9 Women’s NPL vs NWS Koalas – Christie Park – 2-1 Win (Ellie Brush, Hannah McNulty)
Round 10 Women’s NPL vs Manly United – NTRA – 2-0 Loss
Round 11 Women’s NPL vs Illawarra Stingrays – JJ Kelly Park – 3-1 Loss (Michelle Heyman)
Round 12 Women’s NPL vs Sydney University – NTRA – 2-0 Loss
Round 13 Women’s NPL vs Blacktown Spartans – Blacktown Football Park – 3-1 Loss (Jade Booty)
Round 14 Women’s NPL vs Macarthur Rams – NTRA – 3-0 Loss
Round 15 Women’s NPL vs Football NSW Institute – Valentine Sports Park – 0-0 Draw
Round 16 Women’s NPL vs Sutherland Shire FA – NTRA – 0-0 Draw
Round 17 Women’s NPL vs Emerging Jets – Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility – 8-0 Win (Servet Uzunlar x3, Jade Booty x2, Ellie Brush, Shayna Killey, Emma Watkins)
Round 18 Women’s NPL vs Bankstown City – NTRA – 2-2 Draw (Jade Booty, Georgia Goulding)
Round 19 Women’s NPL vs North Shore Mariners – Northbridge Oval – 2-1 Loss (Ellie Brush)
Round 20 Women’s NPL vs NWS Koalas – NTRA – 0-0 Draw
Round 21 Women’s NPL vs Manly United – Cromer Park – 4-1 Loss (Michelle Brown)
Round 22 Women’s NPL vs Illawarra Stingrays – NTRA – 2-1 Loss (Servet Uzunlar)

Scorers List

Georgia Goulding (5), Servet Uzunlar (5), Jade Booty (4), Ellie Brush (3), Shayna Killey (3), Hannah McNulty (3), Michelle Brown (1), Michelle Heyman (1), Emma Watkins (1), Josie Wilson (1), Molly Woods (1).

Appearance Statistics

Player – Starting Appearances (Substitute Appearances)

Jade Booty – 12 (5)
Michelle Brown – 6
Ellie Brush – 12
Bo Burton – 0 (1)
Eliza Campbell – 17
Erica Di Sciascio – 17 (1)
Ella Gibson – 7 (2)
Georgia Goulding – 20 (1)
Michelle Heyman – 2
Genevieve Hughes – 8 (10)
Zoe Kalos – 5 (1)
Shayna Killey – 21
Eilidh Mackay – 3 (5)
Hannah McNulty – 12
Kristen Mihalarias – 6 (2)
Saba Murray – 0 (3)
Amanda Skellern – 21
Emma Smith – 15 (2)
Servet Uzunlar – 18 (1)
Emma Watkins – 18
Josie Wilson – 9 (6)
Molly Woods – 16 (4)

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