WNPL: Get to Know Your WNPL, MUWFC & FUFC

The PlayStation 4 Women’s National Premier League South Australia commences on Friday night with 2 double-header matches playing out at both Adelaide Shores Football Centre and Elite Systems Football Centre. 

Continue to learn more about your WNPL teams below, with profiles on Metro United WFC and Fulham United FC below >

Club name: Metro United WFC
Head Coach: Marie Spagnoletti
Captain: Ebony Weidenbach
2015 club player of the year: Lauren Steer
2015 FFSA player of the year: Marijana Rajcic 

History:Metro United WFC was established in January 2006. The founding members of Metro United saw the need and opportunity to form a club that was 100% focused and dedicated to women's football.

Metro United was established with the aim to achieve success on and off the football pitch as well as create a positive community club atmosphere.

Metro United proudly provides its players and supporters the opportunity to be a part of a club with a unique spirit and culture. 

This year MUWFC are fielding 9 teams: WNPL, WNPL Reserves, Division 1, Division 3, U17, U15, U13, U11 and U6 team. 

Club Honours:

2015 Premier Cup Champions

2015 Premier League Champions

2015 Premier League Player of the Year

2015 Reserve League Champions

2015 Division 4 League Champions

2015 U13 League Champions

2014 Reserves League Champions

2014 Div 2 League Champions

2013 Premier League Cup Winners

2013 U17 League Champions

2012 Reserve League Champions

2012 Division 1 League Champions

2012 Division 3 League Champions

2012 Reserve Cup Winners

2011 Premier League Champions

2011 Reserve League Champions

2011 Premier League Player of the Year

2011 Premier League Coach of the Year

2009 Division 2 League Champions

2009 Division 2 Cup Winners

2009 Division 3 Cup Winners

2008 Premier League Cup Winners

2008 Reserve League Champions

2007 Premier League Cup Winners

2007 Reserve League Champions

2007 Reserve Cup Winners

2007 Division 2 League Champions

2006 Division 1 Cup Winners

2006 Division 3 League Champions

Players to watch:

Laura Stockdale - We welcome a new player to our squad Laura Stockdale (#6) or better known as 'squeaky sue'. She hails from the UK and has played in some top clubs including: Ottawa Fury Football Club (Canada), Kolbotn FC (Norway) and was an instrumental part of the Lady Reds campaign in season 2013/2014. You will see Laura dominating in our midfield this season. 

Ebony Weidenbach - We have re-signed our fearless Defender/Club Captain Ebony Weidenbach (#2) for the inaugural WNPL season. Ebony will celebrate her 10th season with the club this year. We have proudly recruited her niece Aurelia Weidenbach into our Miniroo U6 team and she will no doubt follow in her Aunty's footsteps. 

Club Milestones 2015:

-The club celebrated its 10th year anniversary

-Premier league league champions

-Premier league cup winners

-Premier league golden boot: Marijana Rajcic

-Premier league player of the year: Marijana Rajcic

-Reserve league champions

-Reserve league golden boot: Chrissy Panagaris

-Division 4 league champions

-U13 Blue league champions 

-W-League representatives: Lauren Steer & Marijana Rajcic

Club/Player Milestones 2016:

-Part of the Inaugural WNPL

-Introduction of our first U6 team

-2016 will see up to 7 longest serving players (150+ games) representing Metro United WFC at the elite level. This includes Carly Gregor, Ebony Weidenbach, Donna Cockayne, Rochelle Kuhar, Kirralea Brock, Kristi Harvey & Elisa Savio

Fun fact:

Did you know that Metro United WFC have the original Black Swan?  

Interesting stats:

Out of 9 teams we currently have 7 ex players coaching our women's teams!

WNPL: Marie Spagnoletti
U17s: Lisa Di Francesco & Gianna Esposito
U15s: Mary Mavra
U13s: Zoe Hammond
U11s: Joanne Izzo
U6s: Victoria Allocca  

Club Name: Fulham United Football Club
Head Coach: Max Primaro
Captain: Thomai Kezios
2015 Player of the Year: Thomai Kezios
History: Fulham United has seen a massive growth since its induction in 1998 into the women’s and girl’s competition.

Starting with 2 senior women's teams and 3 senior Amateur men's teams today Fulham United hosts a total of 27 junior boys and girls teams, 3 newly promoted FFSA senior men's teams and WNPL Senior women's and reserves teams. 

Club Honours:

  • League  Champions : 2004,2005,2006,2007
  • Cup Champions : 2004, 2005
  • Double Back to back Champions 2004 and 2005, undefeated 2005 in all competitions
  • Matildas Representatives
    • Victoria Balomenos
    • AnnMarie Vozzo
    • Leanne Trimboli
    • Jessica Halfpenny
  • Max Primaro - coach of the year 2002 and 2005 

 Players to Watch:Victoria Balomenos, Georgia Macri, Sarah Baker, Thomai Kezios and Stella Rigon 

Metro United WFC and Fulham United FC begin their 2016 season on Friday night at Elite Systems Football Centre, 8:15pm.


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