State Regional Girls win Singa Cup

The State Regional Under 17 Girls squad. Photo: Junpiter Futbol

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Football West’s State Regional Under 17 Girls squad has returned from last week’s Singa Cup as champions, becoming the first female Football West team to win an international tournament.

The Singa Cup Final held in Singapore saw the WA team defeat Singapore Arsenal 4-1, with Siobhan Longmore scoring a hat-trick and Keeley Milner chimed in with the other.

 Both players are from Leeuwin Naturaliste JSA and Longmore won the tournament’s prestigious Player of the Tournament and Golden Boot with 10 goals, including three hat-tricks.

 Coach Dan Evans was understandably thrilled with how his side performed.

 “Winning the tournament is obviously fantastic but more important was the brand of football that we played,” said Evans.

“It’s a credit to the existing Football West programs in place and especially to the regional coaches who are obviously working on the right things. All of them to a player are still young enough to compete at this level next year and I expect some of them to push for state selection or even beyond.

“Wouldn’t it be fantastic for the regions if we could produce another Perth Glory Women player or even a Matilda? 

Whilst the game continues to grow, I am sure this would speed up the process somewhat. I’m grateful for the opportunity in coaching this group and it was pleasing to see them grow on and off the field throughout the tournament. I will be watching their progress with interest.”

Friendly game:

vs Singapore schools X1

6-0 win (2 Merrit, 1 S Longmore, 1 Cleggett, 1 A Longmore)


Singa Cup:

vs Singapore Arsenal 

1-0 win (S Longmore)


vs Kirkwell Academy (Singapore)

4-0 win (3 S Longmore, 1 Thew)

vs Queensway Academy (Singapore)

6-0 win (3 S Longmore, 1 Thew, 1 Muscio, 1 James)


Final vs Singapore Arsenal

4-1 win (3 S Longmore, 1 Milner)

Player of the Tournament: S Longmore

Golden Boot: S Longmore

Friendly game: 

vs National Singapore University (Women’s team)

4-1 win (2 Walton, 1 James, 1 A Longmore)

State Regional Under 17 Girls Squad 

 Katelyn    Slee    GERALDTON 

 Kimberley    Clegget    CCJSA 

 Jamie-Lee    James    CCJSA 

 Jaclyn    Muscio    GERALDTON 

 Rhianna    Tunks    GERALDTON 

 Dayna    Cassidy-Smith    ALBANY 

 Ariana    Longmore    LNJSA 

 Indiana    Lysaght    LNJSA 

 Hannah    Merritt    CCJSA

 Keeley    Milner    LNJSA 

 Jessica    Thomas    ALBANY 

 Siobhan    Longmore    LNJSA 

Baxter    Thew    LNJSA 

 Logan     Walton    CCJSA 

Liah    Cassidy-Smith    ALBANY 

Kasey     Clancy Taylor    GERALDTON 

Coach: Dan Evans

Team Manager: Lea Stinton