Photo courtesy of Bind Lascelles.
BY KEVAN SANGSTER
In exciting news for both the club and the local football community, Bayside United have been awarded a licence by Football Queensland to enter a female team in the newly created Women’s FQPL3 division in 2022!
With their men’s first team also operating in equivalent male division next season, it will be the first time that the Lota-based club will have both men’s and women’s competing at the same level in their respective leagues.
Having fielded female teams in last season’s City League in 2021, as well as having 8 junior girls’ teams from Under 8 to Under 15 age groups, the club’s Female Football Program is going from strength to strength.
Club President Greg Pascal spoke to The Community Leader this month to explain.
“We are delighted to secure the licence for additional Senior Women’s and new Under 23 teams in 2022. We have been working towards this for a number of years, and our club is becoming a hot bed of female football talent,” said Greg.
The club is also in the process of building two new female-friendly changing rooms to expand their facilities for female players.
Expressions of interest are welcomed from any new players wishing to play in the new Women’s FQPL3 and Under 23 level teams. Trials will be conducted in January.
Any interested players should contact the Head of Women’s Football Andre Galeano via the club’s Facebook page.