U19 Div 1

Womens Premier Division; Season so Far

Head Coach: Yucel Celenk

Please provide a brief summary of how your team has been performing in the first half of the season

In light of multiple setbacks through major injuries (total of 9) our season has been tougher than we anticipated. Our performances have been strong throughout; great commitment, resilience and competitiveness are words that best describe our game. We however are short of our best and have struggled to find a flowing and controlled game.

What have been some some key highlights of your teams season so far?

We have kept every opposition to a minimum of 2 to 3 goals per half and have yet to be overwhelmed by any team. This is very pleasing and says a lot about the teams resolve. In particular we have kept the league leaders to only 2 goals in the last 3 quarters of the game. Which is an outstanding example of our team efforts.

What has been the highlight for you as coach of your team so far this season?

My teams ability to keep bouncing back with real belief. And that we have shown great patience. They are all great individuals and I’m lucky to work with them. With better luck we can aim to turn around our season.

What do you see as the biggest challenge for your team going into the second half of the season?

Convey and convince the players that playing a certain way is the best option for us.

What does success look like for your team?

Getting to the position where we are clearly playing a certain style. Only in this way we can begin, not only to be much more competitive, but equally, begin to have more control and confidence individually in just playing the game and all of its disciplines.

What are some key games coming up in the second half of the season for your team?

We have to consider every game will be key to our collective performance and progress. This has to be our mindset.

Who are some key players within your team to keep an eye on, and why?

Bella Gray, Louise Stephenson, Steph Gillon and Amber Lavern. These players play in the spine of our positional lines and are big game players. Their influence on the game will represent successful outcomes for the team.

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