Champion of Champions semi finalists

TRAINING: Five of the STFA U16  Jade Garbutt, Mackenzie Atkinson, Penny Chalker, Jess Eddy and Shelby Taylor at training on Tuesday. Photo: Darryl Fernance

TRAINING: Five of the STFA U16 Jade Garbutt, Mackenzie Atkinson, Penny Chalker, Jess Eddy and Shelby Taylor at training on Tuesday. Photo: Darryl Fernance

Goulburn’s Southern Tablelands Football Association (STFA) U16 Girls have won their way into the NSW Champion of Champions semi-finals, after defeating Cronulla Seagulls on Sunday in a penalty shootout.

 The game at Cookbundoon Sports fields was outstanding according to several of the spectators.

STFA has struggled for player numbers all season, narrowly win over their worthy opponents. The Seagulls, founded in 1959, are part of the oner 20,000 player, strong Sutherland Shire Football Association and their u16 girls team were a pleasure to play against according to Tablelands coach Fred Eddy. “It was a really sportsman like game and one of the most enjoyable, but toughest our girls have played.”

On Sunday after the game he posted on Facebook, “Well I've got good news and bad news, the bad news is our run of seven games without having a goal scored against us is over. The good news us our run of eight games undefeated continues.

“Today we played the team that won champions of champions (under 15s) last year. It was a gruelling game but our girls work rate, never give up attitude and willingness to play for each other kept the opposition at bay.  We led the game 1 nil before the opposition equalised. It stayed at 1 all after extra time and our girls won on a penalty shoot out.  A big thank you to all supporters today especially to to the rep players who were unable to play today but still turned up to cheer the girls on! Congratulations girls we are all super proud of all of you!”

The STFA girls play AC United from Southern Districts at Marconi Oval on Sunday at noon.

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