Qld State Open Champions!!!
Gold Coast Open Women's Team
Renee Ashton co-captain
Jamie Stone co-captain
Emily Burrows GK
Paul Gasmier : Coach
Tracey Anderson : Manager
This year's team was a mix of experienced players and younger players having the chance to be mentored and be exposed to a new level of competition.
A great effort from the team in becoming champions, especially after losing Maddi James early in the first match (hit to the eye put her out for the rest of the tournament) - the team rallied and worked hard every match. Full credit to all the players for their tireless work rate, ability to connect well with each other and play to each game strategy.
The final vs Townsville was not a pretty game but an exhibition of determination and never say die attitude, 2-1 up at half time, the second half was dominated by end to end play and aggressive Townsville attacking, they scored early to take the match to 2 goals each. At full time with the game drawn, penalty shoot outs decided the winners. Credit to the 5 players who stepped up to take them and to our goalie Emily who defended superbly under pressure. It came down to last player from Townsville, Emily made the save and the Gold Coast girls were the winners!
All the matches were played in good spirit and was a very enjoyable weekend.
The team took advantage of the recovery bar which provided not only recovery ice baths, nutrition, specific strapping/ massage for injuries and preventative care but also a good time for team bonding and chats.
Very proud to have had the opportunity to coach these players, well done everyone.
Thank you Tracey for managing the team, great work.
Kind regards, Paul Gasmier
Vs Sunshine Coast draw 3-3
Vs Townsville draw 2-2
Vs Mackay won 6-0
Semi final : Vs toowoomba won 2-0
Final : vs Townsville won in penalty shoutout 2-1
Good luck to the girls playing in super league in June. Congratulations to those girls selected in Qld 21's squad - Jamie Stone, Eleanor Rawding, Brooke Anderson, Sarah Gasmier, Maddi James and Rosie Malone and good luck for team selection into the 21's team and /or Scorchers.