Best of the best

By Kirra Livingstone

THE BeeGee’s premier women team has ended the regular season on the high, securing the minor premiership after their clash against the Gympie Gladiators 4-0 on August 18.
They finished at the top of the ladder with a two-point difference to the second placed Maroochydore Swans, who the BeeGee’s is now preparing to play against in their first finals match on September 1.
BeeGee’s premier women’s coach Amy Higgins said she was very proud of the team, and detailed how they have and will continue their success on the field.
“The girls have done well to maintain that top two spots for I think the majority of the year we’ve been first or second which is pretty awesome, we’ve had super clean sheets, good goal difference, it has all been really positive,” she said.
“Our first goal was to make finals but to be minor premiers was the cherry on top and the girls deserved it after the year they’ve had, we didn’t even know if we’d have enough players to make up a team.
“I’m super proud, individually players have come leaps and bounds since the start of the year and collectively as a team, we’ve been showing really good passages of play and improved from the start of the year.”
Higgins added that watching the Matildas play over the last month in the FIFA World Cup has inspired the whole team to improve and push their way to the finals.
“Most of our girls have gone to as many Matildas games as they can and went out to the finals, it’s just really positive to see women’s football being followed so much,” she said.
“Our players have been getting so excited to get back into football after seeing the buzz around the world cup, it’s been a good month with heaps of good high-quality football so it’s been great.
“We’ve been talking about the games every week at training; we have referred to something that has happened in one of the games as a training point sort of thing.”
If the women don’t win against Maroochydore, they will have one more crack at progressing to the finals the following week.