WA teams competing in the World Masters Games will battle it out in play-off matches after being eliminated from the finals series in Auckland, New Zealand.
With teams from as far as USA, Canada, Brasil and United Kingdom, the tournament has been a fantastic football experience for all WA representative teams.
The WA Black Swans in the Women’s Over 40s age group made the quarter-finals after going undefeated in the group stage with three wins and two losses, finishing two points clear on top of the ladder.
In the knock-out stage the Black Swans were eliminated in their quarter-final match losing 3-1 on penalties to Canadian side T-Birds Alumni.
The WA Black Swans in the Women’s Over 50s age group finished second on the ladder after the group stage on eight points with two wins and two draws. The 50+ team was also eliminated in the quarter-finals being undone by eventual finalists the Breakaways represented from USA.
Other competing teams from WA included Kwinana United in the Men’s Over 40s category and Perth United in the Women’s Over 40s.
Perth United finished second in their group however were beaten in their quarter-final match up 1-0 against WAM also representing USA.
Kwinana United’s tournament came to an end in the same round of the knock-out stage with a 6-0 loss to Brasilian representative team Laranja MecAcnica do Brasil.
All the WA teams will continue to compete on Saturday, April 29 in the remaining play-off games with the final of each age group scheduled for Sunday.