Northern Football head coach Hayley Stirling has named her squad that is set to challenge for the National Women’s League, which kicks off on Sunday 15 October against Central Football.
Stirling is excited in the potential of the squad which has been assembled from the four NFF teams that compete in the Lotto NRFL Women’s Premier League (Glenfield Rovers, Forrest Hill Milford United, Norwest United and Northland).
“It’s an exciting squad we have managed to assemble this season,” she says.
“We have players with different experience levels with girls involved in the FFDP, some that have been through the National and Federation Talent Centres and others that play locally within our region.”
Stirling ran an identification process throughout the NRFL season, which allowed her to assess each player’s performance levels.
“We want to make sure we can build on what our clubs are doing in the winter season in terms of developing players within our region,” Stirling says.
After winning the title in 2015 but missing out on the play-offs last year, Northern will be aiming for the business end of the season again this time.
“We want to go straight to the final or at the very least competing in the semi-final. We are pretty confident we can get there,” Stirling says.
“The players have indicated they want to perform and we can ask nothing more than that.”
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Northern National Women’s League squad
Anna Leat (Glenfield Rovers)
Claudia Bunge (Glenfield Rovers)
Bernadette Goulding (Norwest United)
Shayden Cathro (Norwest United)
Stacey Martin (Forrest Hill Milford)
Hannah Mackay-Wright (Glenfield Rovers)
Dayna Stevens (Glenfield Rovers)
Trudy Sandle (Northland FC)
Kate Loye (Glenfield Rovers)
Jess Oulaghan (Norwest United)
Liz Savage (Glenfield Rovers)
Arabella Maynard (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Cara Lonergan (Norwest United)
Vegas McCaroll (Norwest United)
Aneka Mittendorff (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Milly McWhirter (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Malia Steinmetz (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Sam Tawharu (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Catherine Pretty (Norwest United)
Anya Gross (Northland FC)
Jane Barnett (Norwest United)
Saskia Vosper (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Emily Couchman (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Casey Klyn (Forrest Hill Milford United)
Head Coach: Hayley Stirling
Assistant Coach: Liam Quann
GK Coach: Kaitlyn Savage
Manager: Kim Hallford
Media Officer: Mike Hadnett
Physio: Carly Ellis
Analyst: Korouch Monsef