Season to remember


Club Captain Jemima Head, left, and NPLW Captain Jess Dillon

From Jemima Head (Club Captain) and Jess Dillon (NPLW Captain)


AS we come to our final matches of 2021, we would like to thank everyone who has supported Moreton Bay United’s women’s and girls’ teams.


It’s incredible to think these two squads were formed less than a year ago and played their first matches just nine months ago!


That was always going to present challenges. COVID lockdowns and a succession of injuries made it harder still.


But, Moreton Bay United still achieved its major goal this season, with both sides finishing the first phase in the top seven and making the NPLW for phase two.


With our Under 14 and Under 16 Girls’ also winning premierships this has been a remarkable year for the club. Among our favourite memories are:


Jess: The game against Logan is one of my highlights. It ended 5-5 with effort and a never-say-die attitude getting us a point that night.

Jets' celebrate during the 5-5 draw with Logan

Seeing everyone work so hard and not giving up, despite going behind, made me look forward to the rest of the season playing with a great bunch of girls.

Working with Dave, the coaching staff and girls this season I have learnt a lot about the game and myself as a player. I’m keen to see what next season has in store for us and excited to get back on the pitch.


Jemima: I have learnt so much as a player, but my highlights include having the privilege of coaching our Under 12 SAP Girls’ team, who were amazing.

I really hope they stick around to join the Under 14s next year as it’s awesome to see young players grow within the club.


Rehab and returning to football after injury was also scary for me this year, but (physio) Zarni made it a process to remember!


For those great memories and many more, we have our wonderful coaches David Da Silva, Gary Ward and Matt Van Daalen to thank for their help, patience, encouragement and support.


To our team managers Joseph and Mary (Women) and Jenny (U23) … a huge thank you.


And to our amazing physios, Zarni and Ryan, who dealt with more injuries in one season than anyone can ever remember … thank you, thank you, thank you.

Losing so many players opened doors for our Under 16s who should be proud of their performances and holding their own in senior football.


So should our team-mates who have stepped up so well and worked so hard with our squads stretched by injury.


Two wins tomorrow night would not only be a wonderful way to finish the season, they would be an extra thank you to everyone at Moreton Bay United for 2021.


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