Nambucca Strikers celebrate Female Football Week

Pam Chase, who runs the canteen, club president Kiely Chase and club secretary Jenna Welsh.

NAMBUCCA Strikers FC recently marked Female Football Week with a flurry of activities, including ceremonial walkouts for female football teams, culminating in a large crowd turnout for the women’s seniors matches.

The football club takes pride in its rich history of female leadership, with club president Keily Chase leading the charge and coordinating activities from the canteen.

Joining her in these efforts is her mother, Pam Chase, who manages the canteen, and club secretary Jenna Welsh.

Under their leadership, the club has consistently thrived despite facing numerous challenges, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and floods over recent years.

The Strikers have enjoyed a record-breaking year, with registrations for 2023 surpassing 283 players across all age groups, ranging from under 7s to over 35s.

This represents a five percent increase compared to the previous year, and registrations continue to pour in as the season progresses.

Reflecting on the significance of the occasion, Club president Keily Chase shared her thoughts, stating, “Coronation Park, Nambucca was the centre of football in the valley on Saturday afternoon, when the Strikers celebrated North Coast Football Female Football Week.

“With two women’s under 14s and the Open women’s playing our visitors from Northern Storm, Dorrigo Highlanders and Sawtell Scorpions.

“This year’s theme of ‘Love your game’ is a celebration of Australian women’s football and encourages participants to embrace their love for the world game and its positive impacts.

“With smiles and the great numbers at the ground, the day was a complete success,” Chase said.


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