Female coaches key to club (Beckenham Angels)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Beckenham Angels head coach Jason Washington-King has emphasised the impact female coaches have had on the club.

“Our 2014 junior teams were coached by women players who played at Premier Division level, and we aim to continue this approach in 2015,” Washington-King said.

“This is the big difference at Beckenham compared to most other clubs who have junior girls’ teams – the girls are coached by young women who have great skills and that the players can identify with.

“Our ultimate goal at Beckenham is to see the club run by women who have played and love the game – and who want to pass their passion onto younger females.”

The Angels have produced past and present Perth Glory Women players including Shannon May, who was awarded the club’s Most Glorious Player in 2009.

And Washington-King believes with the support from these elite players will help with the development of women’s football.

“Most of our juniors had never played soccer seriously before coming to Beckenham and developed very quickly thanks to the excellent coaching and support they received,” he said.

“Three of our 2014 junior players have already been invited to join Football West’s elite National Training Centre program.”

Trials for players aged 17 and over will commence on Tuesday, January 20 on the football oval at Lumen Christi College, 81 Station Street, Martin from 6.30 to 8pm.

For further details contact Jason Washington-King on 0401 288 877.

Trials for the 2015 junior teams will take place on Tuesday, March 3 from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.

The junior skills clinic, which is open to girls aged 11 to 17, will take place on Saturday, February 14 at the same venue.

Further information about the clinic and the club’s successful junior program is available from Janice Inkster on 0424 429 377.