Above: Stella Zampogna wheels away after scoring Perth SC’s winner against Curtin University as the WA NPL Women’s Night Series got underway. Photo: Rob Lizzi
This season Impetus’ coverage of the women’s game in Australia will step up even further as we begin focusing on the NPL (state leagues) in several states. To open our coverage, Ben Gilby, who will be covering the scene in Western Australia (WA) this season, summarizes the opening round of matches in the WA NPL Women’s Night Series – a pre-season tournament that sees teams play each other once in a round-robin before progressing to knock-out (27/2/22).
Northern Redbacks are WA’s leading female-only club, with Matildas alumni such as Lisa De Vanna and Kim Carroll playing for the club in the past. The Redbacks recently announced a merger with ECU Joondalup and will be known as Perth RedStar once the main NPL season gets underway.
They began their final few games under their historic name with a 3-0 win over Balcatta. Olivia Wood, a header from Bronwyn Studman and Jayna Ridley earned the points.
Murdoch University Melville as expected, also gained maximum points with a 5-0 win over Subiaco. Tia Stonehill was among the goals.
Perth SC opened their campaign with a 1-0 against Curtin University at Dorrien Gardens. Stella Zampogna was on target.
Elsewhere, Fremantle City dispatched Hyundai NTC Women 4-0.