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:…

Be positive and strong

ACE have had five titanic battles with Toowong in the last two seasons – and Sunday’s clash at Wolter Park, kick-off 5pm, is shaping as the sixth. Playing styles may differ, but the honours are even – three draws (1-1, 2-2 and 3-3) in regular season matches. One win each in finals football. Ryan Shaughnessy,…

Four grand finals

CAPTAIN Sean Lewis says ACE must not let their high standards slip over the last three weeks of the season. “We must go to the very last game of the season,” he warned ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Taringa at Wolter Park, kick-off 4pm. ACE are currently second on the Premier League Premier ladder, eight…

Loyalty to ACE

The ACE Women Reserves took on a huge challenge this season – but had a major factor in their favour. The Ressies made the transition from junior to senior football by stepping up not one level, but two – from Under 16 to Seniors – when they joined the Women’s Capital League 1 Reserves. It…