Girls’ squad shines ELEVEN FROM CITY DO WELL

MELVILLE soccer players did their State proud at the Australian School Football Championships in Lark Hill.

Picture: Jon Hewson d458563 WA captain Lucy Jerram attempts to tackle NSW’s Lauren Featherstone.

A total of 11 Melville players did WA proud this week across the four age girls and boys groups at the championships on August 21-26.

The five Melville City players selected in the 19s girls squad were Lucy Jerram (WA captain), Issy Bridger (WA vice-captain), Grace Smith, Piper Boobyer and Jaime Duncanson.

All are part of the Melville City premier women’s squad playing in the State league competition.

Issy’s dad and brother played for Melville, her little sister now plays 13s and is coached by her dad at Melville; Issy is an essential part of the midfield at Melville.

The boys 19s team included four Melville players, Rion Robertson, Shane Boyle, Logan McIsaac (WA captain) and George Festa.

After a week of championship games, a National squad and a Shadow squad have been selected.

The sole Melville player selected in any of the WA 19s Australian teams was WA captain Lucy Jerram.

In the Shadow squad, WA vice-captain Issy Bridger and Shane Boyle were the Melville representatives.

The WA 19s girls finished the week with an 8-1 win over ACT Friday and a bronze medal, while the WA 19s boys team and the girls 12s also capped off their good week with a bronze.

Melville City’s girls 12s contingent included dynamo midfielder Matilda Boyle and goalkeeper for the 14s Melville girls team, Danielle Greaney.