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The Women's Masters has proved a huge success

Plenty to celebrate for Women’s Masters

Football West News

The conclusion of the Football West Women’s Masters competiton takes place on Saturday with finals day at Celebration Park in Balga.

There 11-team competition began in October and attracted 130 players each Wednesday night.

The first games kick off at 9am, with the grand final between The Minstrels and Callies at 10am.

The top two have been the stand-out teams. The Minstrels won all of their 10 group matches, scoring 77 and conceding just three, while Callies lost just once.

The Women’s Masters is aimed at players aged 30 and over and Football West Development Officer Annie Leyland said: “It’s been a tremendous competition and I’d like to thank all of the players who have embraced it.

“We have women who have not played for years getting the boots back on and it’s been fantastic to see.

“We want to build on the successof this competition and come back next year even bigger, playing at two venues.”

One of the women who has been playing is Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton.

The Labor politician said: “I think it’s great. I’m 53 but I wanted to show that age should be no barrier to playing football.

“I started playng again in the winter after many years away and the Women’s Masters was the perfect way to carry on.”

Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton, front row left, is one of the players involved in the Women’s Masters