Albany nets country week double

Tim EdmundsAlbany Advertiser
The winning under-17 girls team.
Camera IconThe winning under-17 girls team. Credit: Football West

Albany Junior Soccer Association again produced an impressive week on the pitch, returning with two titles after another highly successful Football West country week tournament last week.

Albany reached six grand finals in the annual competition with the under-15 boys in the gold Risdon league and the under-17 girls in the McCallum league proving too strong on the final day of competition last Friday.

The under-17 girls completed a hat-trick of titles, overcoming a slow start to secure the title with a 2-1 win over Goldfields in Friday’s final.

Albany had one win, two draws and a loss from their first four matches but won their next four encounters to power into the final.

Zara Whooley capped off a superb tournament when she was awarded with the fairest and best award.

The under-15 boys did not drop a match all week, completing their undefeated tournament with a 6-0 hammering of Goldfields in the final to cap off an impre-ssive campaign at UWA Sports Park.

The winning under-15 boys team.
Camera IconThe winning under-15 boys team. Credit: Pictures: Football West, Football West

The team, coached by Wing Kuen Wee, only conceded five goals for the tournament from nine matches and hammered in 48 to be a class above their opposition.

Oliver Trichilo was awarded the fairest and best for the division, with teammate Parker Wingard named as runner-up.

Albany also reached finals in the under-11 boys Jedinak league, under-12 girls Foord league, under-14 girls Kerr league and under-17 boys Sainsbury league.

AJSA president Grace Knowlson said the results were proof of the strength of their local competition.

“We are very proud of all of our teams’ efforts and incredibly impressed with the number of fairest and best results too.

“Especially since Albany dominated in this area in the girls leagues, it shows that our players are strong, capable and play fair and with respect.

“The 15s Boys Risdon were outstanding throughout the week and showed the competition just how soccer is to be played. Not dropping a game all week and comfortably winning their grand final, they showed a level of skill and maturity beyond their years. This is a credit to them and their coach, Wing Kuen Wee.”

Ella Marwick (U12 girls), Tayah Dallimore (U14 girls) and Hamid Naseri (U17 boys) were also recognised with the fairest and best awards, helping their teams to the final in their respective divisions.

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