Diamond League Joint Venture
In 2016 West Pymble FC and Wahroonga FC have partnered together in a joint venture for the Diamond League – with the clubs combining to field G11, G12 and G14 teams.
The joint venture started with both clubs working together to run trials for the Diamond League teams back in November 2015. The trials saw over 75 very talented girls attending Charles Bean on two Sundays to try out and were a great advertisement for girls’ football. After the trials the teams were selected. All teams are mainly comprised of girls from West Pymble or Wahroonga, with some others coming in from other local clubs. The girls attend skills training at Norman Griffiths each Monday and also have team training as well.
The G11 team coached by Matthew Collins enjoyed a successful season. The G12 team is coached by Steve Wilson and even before the NSFA season started the girls had a great weekend in the Proctor Cup at Bathurst, finishing gallant runners-up. The girls made the semi-final of the State Cup, only losing 1-0 to the eventual winners Northbridge. The clubs field two combined G14 teams – one in Division 2 coached by Chris Williams and one in Diamond League coached by Cam Jones . The G14 Diamond League team came 2nd and made the quarter finals of the State Cup. The Division 2 team also had a good season and finished 3rd.
Both West Pymble FC & Wahroonga FC intend to continue the joint venture in 2017.
Trials for the 2017 teams will be held in November 2016 – stay tuned for more details.