Jets hope to join new competition

 

Our title-winning Girls U15 team. Jets are hoping to offer some of them a place in a new Under 17 competition.


U17 Girls' league will be vital stepping stone 

 

MORETON Bay United is hoping to be part of the new PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Under 17 Girls competition next season.

 

It is anticipated it will comprise eight teams in its initial year, with existing licence holders invited to nominate in coming weeks. Jets will be among the applicants.

 

The new division will provide a bridge between Under 15 Girls and the Women’s competition. Jets technical director Adam Piddick welcomed the move.

 

“We have had inquiries and emails about this (Girls Under 17)," he said.

 

“We have some good players in our Under 15 Girls but about 70 per cent of them will be too old for that age group next season.

 

“As a club we want to provide a pathway for them next year and keep good players. Our challenge is develop them for a Senior Women's team in the years ahead."

 

The Jets’ Under 15 Girls team dominated their competition last season and won the title with two games to spare!

 

Football Queensland CEO Geoff Foster expressed his delight in the latest move to strengthen the development pathway for Queensland’s talented female footballers.

 

“The number of players graduating from the NPL Under 15 Girls competition enables us to introduce the Under 17 Girls age group, which lines up with the age groups in FFA’s national platform,” Mr Foster said.

 

“This is a significant progression in the player pathway in Queensland and I expect there to be plenty of interest from our NPL clubs to add an Under 17 Girls team to their clubs.”