We celebrate the success of this inaugural competition with the Grand Finals taking place on Sunday 3 September at Ian McLennan Park.
FIRST GRADE – WOONONA SHARKS v SHELLHABOUR JFC
New competition, new contenders. The two most consistent sides across the season battle it out on Sunday to become the inaugural Women’s Premier League Champions.
Woonona Sharks were declared League Champions following a season that went all the way to the last round. Just two points separated these two sides with the goal differentials almost identical.
Woonona Sharks only lost twice all season and their last loss came on 2 July when Shellharbour soundly beat them 3-0. They’ve gone unbeaten since then to clinch the title and last week had to survive a penalty shootout against a fast finishing University FC side.
The Sharks will be looking to Nikita Woods to and Jordan Baker to run the show but they have a well balanced side that has other attacking threats.
Shellharbour dispatched Albion Park White Eagles 3-1 in their Semi Final and after having several chances to clinch the title themselves on the final day, the girls will be looking for redemption.
It’s no surprise, the go to player for Shellharbour is Katelyn Leadbeatter but they too have the ability to share the goals.
There is no firm favourite here and we would not be at all surprised if this one went all the way.
Kick off – 4.00pm
SECOND GRADE – UNIVERSITY FC v WOONONA SHARKS
It’s one versus three in this one with the Unicorns holding off Shellharbour who lost on the final day to effectively hand University the League Championship.
There is not much between these two sides on the park however University come into this match having conceded just once in their last seven matches (all wins). They also finished 13 points higher than Woonona. These are stats that are hard to ignore.
Woonona on the other hand have been ruthless in from of goal during the second half of the season. They have finished well and managed to defeat Shellharbour 3-2 in last week’s semifinal.
The last time these two sides met, University won 2-0.
This is another game that could go either way however one gets the feeling that if Woonona can start strong and score early, they will boost their chances of success.
Kick off 1.30pm
YOUTH GRADE – SHELLHARBOUR JFC v WOONONA SHARKS
The two top sides contest this one with Shellharbour taking out the League by five points. They have conceded just 7 goals all year and amassed an amazing 83 goals. Their only blemishes have been two draws that ironically came at the hands of Woonona.
Most of the Shellharbour girls were also part of the U18 Girls State Cup success earlier this year.
The Sharks earned their place in the final courtesy of a 2-0 win over University last week and credit to the Woonona club for having all three grades in the Grand Final.
It’s going to take a monster effort from Woonona to get past Shellharbour however Grand Finals have the capacity to produce fairy tales.
Kick off 11.15am