Women soccer players get premiership



FEMALE players are set to join their male counterparts in con- testing a Capricornia Soccer League premiership in 2007.

A meeting of the Gladstone and Rockhampton clubs involved in the CSL competition recently re- jected the idea of introducing a women's division for this year's premiership. However, Football Queensland Central zone presi- dent Gwen Fox said preparations would get under way this year in a bid to have the women's division up-and-running next year.

'We hope to plan for this year and get moving on it as we're de- termined to make our women's competition stronger,' Fox said.

'We realise that many of the players were interested in being part of it (CSL) but the clubs thought the time wasn't right ... hopefully, they'll only have to wait a year.'

Fox was confident the introduc- tion of a women's CSL premier-ship would improve the standard of women's football and, in the process, strengthen the represen- tative sides fielded by the CQ region.

She said the move would en- courage talented juniors to re- main in the sport and test their skills at a higher level of compe- tition.



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