Premier rivals – again

Little has separated ACE and Toowong in the last two seasons – and 2021 is no different. ACE are currently second in the Premier League, one point and three places above Toowong entering tomorrow’s clash at Wolter Park, kick-off 7.10pm. The Reserves, who start at 5pm, are even closer with just one goal now separating…

Exciting times

ACE launch their Women’s Capital League 1 campaign on Saturday at Taringa (5pm) with coach Jamie Sanckson, pictured above, saying this week: “I think it will be an exciting year for us”. Promotion to the Brisbane Women’s Premier League has been the long-term aim for director of female coaching Jamie and the ACE women’s program.…

Clicking into gear

ACE resume one of their closest Premier League rivalries tomorrow says striker Josh Cartman, when Bayside visit Wolter Park (kick-off 6.10pm). Both sides have maximum Premier League points so far and both have scored seven goals – however ACE have done that in one game and Bayside two. Since 2018, ACE have won three, lost…

Boys are buzzin’

ACE coach Steve Glockner has set a simple goal for his squad at the start of the 2021 Brisbane Premier League campaign. “My expectation is we must be better than last year,” he said, while putting the finishing touches to preparations for tomorrow’s Round One visit of Brisbane Knights to Wolter Park, kick-off 6.10pm. “I…

Jess is key signing

ACE Women’s coach Jamie Sanckson says signing goalkeeper Jess Scicluna was “probably the last piece of the puzzle” for his 2021 squad.  The former Peninsula Power keeper has joined an ACE squad chasing promotion to the Brisbane Women’s Premier League (BWPL), where Jess has played the last four years.  She won three successive Elaine Watson…

Designed to impress

Design work has started on the new Queensland Centre of Excellence for Women’s Football at Brendale – which will also be home to ACE and Moreton Bay United. In a change to the original plan there will be two separate clubhouses, rather than one, for Brisbane Roar and ACE/Jets as well as four new turf…

Goal-den target

Harry Smith, pictured above training at Brendale, had no hesitation when asked what his top target was for the 2021 season: “Score more goals,” he said. The 24-year-old winger arrived in Australia one year ago and, having contacted coach Steve Glockner before leaving the UK, joined ACE during the restart of the Premier League. Injury…

Double signing

ACE women’s coach Jamie Sanckson said the decision to sign Jorja and Mykaela Rolls was a “no brainer”. The 18-year-olds have joined ACE’s Capital League 1 squad for the 2021 campaign having been in Moreton Bay United’s NPLW set-up. Last season that included games for the sisters, who are predominantly central defenders, in both the…