WNPL Application Response
The Ballarat Eureka Strikers received some good and bad news on Friday. Unfortunately, our bid to join the WNPL in 2017 was not successful. However, as a result of the quality of our bid the FFV have indicated that the Ballarat Eureka Strikers will not need to submit an application in the future. Instead the FFV is going to work with the Ballarat Eureka Strikers and the BDSA to establish targets for the growth of female football within the Ballarat region, and that once these targets have been met the Ballarat Eureka Strikers will receive a licence for the following year.
We at the Ballarat Eureka Strikers are excited by this outcome. While there was initial disappointment the recognition from the FFV that the broader Ballarat region is a strategic priority for them is a terrific outcome. We look forward to working with the FFV to continue the growth of female football in our region.
Positions available for U13, U15*, Development and Senior Teams. Head & Assistant Coach Positions available for 2017 season. Please download the below information for details.
Closing date for applications is 10th November, please register your interest today!
*NB U15 team only if WNPL application successful.
How to Apply – 2017 Season
Coaching Job Description 2017 Season
Technical Director Job Description 2017 Season
As part of our commitment to women’s football in the region, the Ballarat Eureka Strikers are investing in community initiatives which promote football. In July, the Strikers together with the BDSA, hosted our third free football clinic of the year for girls aged 7 to 14 years old. Over 33 girls were in attendance, which was very impressive given the weather was typically of a Ballarat standard and rained the whole clinic! 8 volunteers, consisting of current players, coaches and committee members help to run the clinic. The best part of the day was hearing all the girls ask about the next clinic! If you are are interested in future Clinics please email the Strikers to be kept on our mailing list.”
This weekend marks Holly Williamson’s 100th appearance for the Ballarat Eureka Strikers.
Holly joined the Ballarat Lady Devils in 2010, having previously played 7 seasons at Forest Rangers in their junior program. After playing for our Under 18 squad in 2010 she was elevated to the seniors the next year.
A natural leader, Holly was first appointed to our leadership group in 2012 and has been a member every season since.
She has received the Most Consistent Award twice, in 2012 and 2013, and won the Player’s Player Award in 2015.
Traditionally, she has played as a Central Defender; however, this season has seen Holly being provided with a new challenge of playing in Central Midfield. As an excellent reader of the play and distributor of the ball, Holly has stepped into the role with relative ease, despite her own initial reservations!
The club extends our warmest congratulations to Holly for reaching this considerable milestone and we look forward to many more games to come!
Date: Thursday 7 July 2016
Time: 9.45am – Registration and 10am to 1pm – SAP Soccer Clinic
For: Girls, ideally between the ages of 7 to 14 years old. Players of all experience levels welcome.
Venue: Morshead Park, Ballarat
A free soccer clinic & tournament hosted by the Ballarat Eureka Strikers and the Ballarat District Soccer Association.
The first part of the day will focus on a soccer skills clinic. This is a great opportunity for girls with more experience to develop their skills, equally, giving an opportunity for girls new to the game to get some great tutorials and tips on basic skills.
Following the clinic, the participants will test out the skills they learnt during the clinic with a mini-tournament.
Register: Please register your interest by joining the event on the Ballarat Eureka Strikers’ Facebook event.
Please note that walk-ins are welcome, however, places are limited.
Contact: Ballarat Eureka Strikers – firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/BallaratEurekaStrikers