IT was only fitting that the first girls soccer contest at Optus Stadium featured budding players from Queens Park Soccer Club.
Queens Park is one of Perth’s leading women’s soccer clubs and their top side is currently top of the Bankwest Women’s Premier League.
But it was the next generation who were given a chance to ply their wares in front of the third biggest crowd ever at Optus Stadium, during halftime of last week’s friendly between Perth Glory and English heavyweights Chelsea.
Ten girls from Queens Park, including Korina Martin’s five and eight-year-old daughters, took part in the 5-on-5 game.
“The girls did not disappoint as they played fiercely in front of over 55,000 fans in the once-in-a-life-time game, coaches and parents could not have been prouder,” Mrs Martin said.
Serin Altria (7) told Community News she was nervous to play in front of such a big crowd, but found focus by “pretending no one is there”.
The girls had their opportunity at last Monday’s fixture because they are part of the ALDI Miniroos program.
The program also gave a group from Perth Soccer Club the honour of walking the Chelsea stars out onto the pitch.