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Molly makes history to take charge of cup final

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AJSA’s first female cup final referee, Molly Bowles (centre) with her two assistants Kyle Taylor and James Knowlson.
Camera IconAJSA’s first female cup final referee, Molly Bowles (centre) with her two assistants Kyle Taylor and James Knowlson. Credit: AJSA

History was created in the Albany Junior Soccer Association earlier this month when cup finals were held.

Aspiring referee Molly Bowles became the first female referee to officiate an AJSA cup final when she took charge of the under-14s decider between John Calvin and Grammar on Saturday, September 15.

Bowles was backed up by assistants Kyle Taylor and James Knowlson in the game, which finished 3-1 in favour of Grammar.

Football West has a focus on female football in its new strategic plan, and the Great Southern has high numbers of female participants. But like most of the State, it lacks numbers when it comes to female officials.

Bowles has bucked that trend and capped off an impressive season as a referee by taking charge of the cup final for the first time.

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