The FAFL Cup for Women kicks off in Melbourne on Saturday and many of our Women’s players will be joining forces with Vipers & Magic players to play in the Macarthur Heart strip and take on the best Australia and New Zealand have to offer.
The tournament, which is endorsed by Nike, will be televised on futsaloz.tv and sees 2 pools of five teams competing to be crowned champions. As well as the team from New Zealand all Eastern States will be represented bringing the best club players from the region together for the first time in many years. The quality of the players and the standard of play we can expect in this tournament will put the Women’s game on the map.
Jimmy Gilligan will coach the Heart girls and will be ably assisted by his father, former Futsalroo Player and Coach Scott Gilligan and Erkin Osman, another former Futsalroo and current NSW Thunder Womens Coach. Jeanette Donaghey will certainly not be missing the chance to travel to Melbourne to look after the girls as Manager. The Heart players are:
- Dana Buttigieg (GK)
- Ceyda Cambaz
- Logan Garard
- Mel McCauley (GK)
- Kathryn Mladineo
- Doris Osman
- Lauren Ralston
- Madison Strutt
- Justine Vella
- Claire Walsh
- Sharon Walsh
This trip for the Heart players would not be possible without finacial support from some very generous sponsors. The players would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge their sponsors and urge you to support them:
The sponsors for FAFL Womens Cup Tour are:
Major Team Sponsor – Bella Arts visit www.bellaarts.com.au or call 0402 287 591
Bella Arts is committed to being a “multiple resource graphic design studio” for their clients. Visual creativity is first and foremost. Bella Arts’ sole passion is to convert ideas and thoughts into meaningful creations.
Tour Sponsor – Sydney Helicopters visit www.sydneyhelicopters.com.au or contact 02 9637 4455
Sydney Helicoptors specialise in scenic flights, full day tours and adventure tours.
Captive Hair Studio – add them on facebook or contact 4731 3036. Specialising in colour, cutting, weddings, styling, extensions, and brazilian blowout treatment. Located at 20-22 Woodriff Street Penrith.
Elba Kitchens – visit them at www.elbakitchens.com or contact 9756 2898.. Elba Kitchens specialise in kitchens, vanities, entertainment units, laundries and home offices.
A&H Fencing and Landscaping – visit them at www.ahfencing.com.au or call 0439 887 717. Specialists in glass fencing, metal fencing, metal lattice, gates and automatic gates, timber fencing and decking, timber retaining walls and color bond fencing and gates A&H Fencing and Landscaping has the fencing, gate and decking solution for you.
Polercise Penrith – visit them at www.polercise.net.au or call 4732 2226 Polercise offer fitness options that include classes, 8 week courses, practice sessions, workshops, Hens nights and corporate events. Their workouts are popular and strengthen your core and improve your flexibility.
Elite Fight Gym – visit us at www.elitefightgym.com.au. Elite offer MMA training, strength and conditioning classes, boxing classes, women’s classes kick boxing, muay tai and sparring. Located on Batt street Penrith.
Encore Corporate Car Hire – visit us on www.encorecars.com.au or phone us on 1300 666 662 . Encore specialise in chauffeured airport transfers, corporate business cars, special events, expo transfers, sporting events, wedding services and private tours.
Halkin Group – visit them at www.ibsaust.com.au or contact them on 9922 0300. Halkin offer services such as bookkeeping, MYOB training, business consulting and IT support.
The team’s schedule is:
10.00 AM Saturday vs Cobras Futsal
2.00 PM Saturday vs Brisbane Futsal
9.00 AM Sunday vs Canberra FS
12.00 PM Sunday vs Warriors
5.00 PM Sunday Semi
8.00 PM Sunday Final
Progress will be updated via our Facebook page.