Tuesday, 25 March 2008 10:22 AM
The South Melbourne family will once again be out in force again tonight, with the kick-off to the 2008 Women’s Premier League campaign.
South have resurrected themselves from State League 1, finishing second in season 2007 and being awarded with promotion back to the Women’s Premier League after only one season down a division.
With a new coach on board and a host of new players, the club feels quite confident that the players have what it takes to have a successful season and play a prominent role later in the season, with finals football an aim.
Speaking to www.smfc.com.au, Jaime Floros was confident about her side’s chances for the upcoming season.
“We have trained quite hard over the break and are really excited to get the season off to a good start. We were quite disappointed being relegated to State League 1, but the girls showed great character and really played well last year to get promoted back into the Premier League. South is a big club and we really want to do both the club and ourselves proud this season with our performances.”
When asked about the aim of the team in season 2008, Jaime was intent that she wanted to play finals football, claiming that “everyone that plays football wants to have the opportunity to play finals football and we are no different. We have a new look squad, a new coach and the place is buzzing with excitement about our chances this year. I think our squad is good enough to take on the best, so with a bit of luck I want to see us play finals this year and really make our mark as a team that has improved from last year.”
South will commence the season in round one tonight at the Darebin Sports Complex in Northcote against Gippsland, the other side promoted from State League 1 last season. Kick off is at 8.30pm and all fans are encouraged to get along and support the side as it strives for an improved and successful 2008 Premier League campaign.