ACE on road

ACE Women, pictured at the end of last season, will start their Capital League 1 campaign at Taringa – one of the clubs they finished level with at the competition split last season. Southside Eagles, who finished below ACE, are the first visitors to Wolter Park in Round 2 before ACE have three successive matches…

Challenging start

ACE will face an early test of their Brisbane Premier League title credentials in 2021. The fixtures, which have just been released, giving ACE with back-to-back matches against two of last seasons main rivals, St George Willawong and Toowong in Rounds 4 and 5. St George Willawong are the reigning premiers, ACE finished second and…

Alexis’ key role

ACE Women’s coach Jamie Sanckson believes new signing Alexis Ball is the “cool head” his side has been missing. “It’s one thing I felt we have lacked in the last couple of years in front of goal,” said Jamie, “Alexis will bring that.” The ACE coach knows from experience. The last season he coached Alexis…

Premier target

ACE is getting closer to its long-term goal of playing in the Brisbane Women’s Premier League, says head coach Jamie Sanckson, pictured above. Pre-season training starts tonight for the ACE Women and Reserves with promotion from Capital League 1 to the Premier League their number one target. Many of last season’s Reserves players are back…

President’s praise

President Tony Dooley paid tribute to the club’s volunteers and staff during the “unprecedented” 2020 season at the ACE Annual General Meeting on Tuesday. He said the “extraordinary commitment” from the management committee and staff ensured the season was completed with the “best possible outcome for our players.” The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic stopped…

Bronty’s challenge

Eleven months ago, Bronty Geddes left Wolter Park beaten, but impressed. Bronty was in The Lakes’ team, preparing for the Brisbane Women’s Premier League (BWPL), which went down 3-1 in a late February friendly to a new-look ACE Capital League side. However, Bronty remembered “a group of girls who, I guess, were strangers in the…

Alex’s new TD role

Alex McMillan, ACE’s Junior Technical Director for the 2021 season, has described his new role as an “exciting opportunity”. A coach of adults and juniors for 26 years, Alex (pictured above left) has taken over from Hugo Labaredas (above right), who has stepped down after two years in the role, for family reasons. Alex is…

Finish on a high

Captain Sean Lewis says ACE will not ease up in their last match of the season against premiers St George Willawong tonight. The Premier League title has been decided. St George lifted the trophy in midweek and after two successive titles. ACE finish as runners-up. But Sean, the most successful skipper in ACE history, said:…