Following on from a fantastic W-League season in Australia, I reached out to all of the VWPL teams to get their impressions on which teams to watch and key players in their team. The good news is I received a great response from Nick at Cairnlea (many thanks). Unfortunately that was it.
So this is what Nick had to say:
My picks for the title this year in the WPL are Box Hill, who have recruited well in the summer (Sheymaa, Tal Karp & Stacey Papadopolous) will continue to be a strength, I think Bundoora will also be back up there fighting for honours and will be better prepared after last years grand final effort.
Key players for Cairnlea?
Ebru Hasan – one of the few complete players I have come across as a coach… Ebru can play in defence, midfield and striker. A Phenomenal work rate at training which she takes with her on the ground. Still only 17 yrs of age she has a big future in the game ahead of her. A future Melb Victory player with Matilda potential.
Christie Graham – Young skilful midfielder, technically one of the best, if not the best technical player playing WPL. Her control, passing and vision is at times unbelievable, she sees a lot of passes others don’t.
Gabbie Fox – One of the best young defenders, still only 16 yrs old, composed and uncompromising in the back line, recently shut out Laura Spiranovic in our 2nd round Pellada Cup game. Her second efforts and pace are well advanced for someone so young.