All-female first at Football West cup finals

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IT will be an all-female affair on the soccer pitch during this weekend’s girls’ and women’s cup final at Grindleford Reserve, Balcatta.

For the first time in Football West history, all referees and assistants for the four matches will be female.

Football West football general manager Eddie Lennie said they now 36 female referees, a 24 per cent increase from last year.

“It’s great to see the number of female referees increase so much so that we can now provide all female refs for the finals,” he said.

“Football West will continue next year to again attract females match officials through the many courses and female specific initiatives.

“I wish all the finals referees best of luck and encourage all of our football family to get behind them.”

Saturday’s soccer action at Grindleford Reserve, Balcatta.

9am: Girls’ Under 14 final

Ellenbrook v Murdoch University Melville

10.30am: Girls’ Under 16 final

Quinns v Northern Redbacks

12.45pm: Women’s Metro Cup final

North Beach v Perth AFC

3pm: Women’s State Cup final

Queens Park v Northern Redbacks