Panthers ready to pounce in final

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stirling Panthers coach Frank DiCosta has been surprised by his side’s progression to the final of the Bankwest Women’s State League Division One Night Series final against Fremantle City at Coker Park on Sunday.

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DiCosta’s Metropolitan Division One side were invited to take part in the State League Night Series with remarkable results.

“They’ve been nothing short of outstanding,” he said of the Panthers’ performances. “The girls have met every challenge and have shown unbelievable character.”

Fremantle City’s coach Felim Rugel said the Night Series was a great way to have a look at the players and prepare for their first season in the Division One Women’s State League.

“Because we are a new club the important thing for myself and the coaching staff was to see all the players and work towards the season,” he said.

“I think every girl that got the chance to play in the Night Series gave their best and that is what I asked for.

“I think the performance was good and I’m happy the way everything is going.”

Having coached against the Panthers last season, Rugel knows his side have to be at their best on Sunday.

“I think we have the team to win it,” he said. “But having coached against Stirling Panthers last year we know that they are a really good team and only a great performance on the night will get us over the line.”

The match will be played as a curtain raiser to the Women’s State League Premier Division Night Series final between Northern Redbacks and Beckenham Angels.

Sunday, March 29 – Coker Park
Women’s Division One Night Series Final
Stirling Panthers v Fremantle City (5pm kick off)

Women’s Premier Division Night Series Final
Northern Redbacks v Beckenham Angels (7.15pm kick off)