Welcome to Byron Bay Women's Football for 2014. We are planning on having a huge year across all the ages, girls youth; 12-16's, plus the re-introduction of Women's open age teams.
We will be known collectively as the 'Byron Bay Wildcats', with each team being a Wildcat of choice under the main banner.
We aim to integrate all the teams through a particular game style and training regime so that there becomes a seamless movement between the teams, from the 12's to the open women’s.
In this we are being supported across all the ages by the Mens Premier team's fitness and body maintenance guru, Jeremy Sutton, a formidable skills coach, Herick Schuenemann who currently plays for the Champion Men's Premier team and the Head coach, Mark Donley, from the very successful Southport Women’s Club. Further each team set-up will ideally have a head coach, assistant coach, manager and a gear steward.
The Open Women will field two teams, the first in the lower divisions for those of you who have never played but want to give it a go, haven't played for sometime and want to start again, or just want to have some fun in a strong supportive, team environment. The proposed second team will be of a more competitive nature, which may take some time as we will be coming from a new base, and will strive for a higher division and results within that competition. Both teams will be supported by the youth teams throughout the year.
Along with the main yearly competition which starts at the end of March (date to be advised) we will enter an Open Women's team into the pre-season McMillan Cup (starts end of February) which may consist of a combination of both open age teams and some girls from the youth teams. If you are interested in playing in the Cup then read this post ... training for this will start in the beginning of February.
Additionally, we are strengthening our connections with past Byron Bay players and coaches, who are now with clubs farther afield, in a mentoring capacity, to not only improve our performances across the board and create a sustainable future for women's football but to create opportunities, football and otherwise, for you all to take advantage of in the future.
want to get involved?
We would love your involvement as a player, coach or administrator in building Byron Bay Women's Football into a powerhouse so please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me, John McKay on 0407 650 371 (after Jan 25th) and please include where you see your skills being utilised.