New awards will be presented to two of the stars of the Women’s Night Series after the finals at Cannington’s Coker Park on Sunday, April 7.
The inaugural Tracey Wheeler Medal will go to the best player in the Premier Division final, while the tournament’s top performer, as voted by coaches, will receive a trophy named in honour of the late David Woodfin.
Northern Redbacks and Queens Park lock horns in the Premier final at 7.30pm after the Division One final between Bunbury Forum Force and Leeming Strikers at 5.00pm.
The matches will give teams a final chance to prepare for the regular season, which begins next Sunday, April 14.
Wheeler is one of the State’s most decorated players, capped 49 times by the Matildas as a goalkeeper and inducted into the WA Football Hall of Fame’s Hall of Champions in 2008.
“It’s an honour to have the medal named after me, not only because of my Matildas representation, but also I was proud to represent WA on many occasions and play alongside many stalwarts of the game in WA in the 1990s,” said the Beckenham Angels goalkeeper coach.
“My advice to young players with aspirations to play at a high level, is to listen to the advice of your coaches and senior players, and to persevere when things aren’t going your way.”
Woodfin started as a volunteer at Queens Park Soccer Club in 1972 and was instrumental in building the clubhouse in 1981 and the installation of the lights in 1987.
He was a valued member of the WA football family, working tireless hours for the club in various roles, including president, before his sad passing in 2009.