2015 Bill Turner Trophy Finals – results and reports

August 29, 2015

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logoBy Greg Danvers – Media Manager

Wednesday 2 September

Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, 13 Park Road, Speers Point


Westfield Sports (NSW) 7 (Princess Ibini-Isei 16m, 23m, 30m; Rosaria Galea 9m, 28m; Savanna Greenwood 13m; Courtney Nevin 59m) bt Holy Spirit Bellambi (NSW) 0.


Bill Turner Spirit of Football Award:

Tazmyn Luschwitz – Hunter Sports High.

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Player of the Final:

Ellie Carpenter – Westfields Sports High (Pictured left).

Ellie was named Player of the Final with an outstanding contribution from midfield.


Player of the Series:

Georgia Minors – Hunter Sports High.

What an opening first 30minutes by Westfields Sports to nett on six occasions and blow Holy Spirit Bellambi off the pristine pitch at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.

In the end Westfields Sports secured their 10th Bill Turner Trophy with a 7-0 rout over Holy Spirit.

Sydney FC’s latest W-League recruit Princess Ibini-Isei scored a classy first half hat-trick in her fourth and final appearance at the coveted tournament.

Westfields coach Rob Bradshaw, always looking for improvement from his charges shared his thoughts post match:



Coach of Holy Spirit Bellambi – Stephen Leonard – was impressed with the quality of football played at the Finals and the grit of his own squad:

Bill Turner Trophy Third place play-off

Hunter Sports (Northern NSW) 3 (Renee Pountney 15m, Hannah Bourke 19m, Abbey Taylor 39m) bt Cavendish Road (Qld) 0.

Match report – by Bob Brooks

At the first class Football NNSW facilities at Lake Macquarie, Cavendish Road State High School, Brisbane provided stiff opposition for Hunter Sports High School, Northern New South Wales in the girls under 15 play off. Hunter showed their superior fitness level. It was no surprise when in the 15th minute Renee Pountney fires the opening goal for the locals. Two minutes later from a well-flighted corner from the right was put away by Hannah Bourke.

Early in the second stanza the Queensland champions had their first shot on target which was well saved by Angela Maher. The threat from the North was extinguished when Abbey Taylor increased the Hunter’s score. This goal came from a powerful shot just outside the penalty box.

Hunter completely dominated the closing minutes to run out worthy winners by three goals to nil.

Hunter Sports Coach Ash Wilson offered the following post match:

Cavendish Road coach Fatima Flores, herself a former Bill Turner Trophy finalist, was happy with the squad’s performance overall and is looking forward to improvements and possible return in 2016:

IMG_5683Cavendish Road’s Kaitlyn Torpey, pictured left, enjoyed her first journey to the Bill Turner Trophy, results withstanding, and gave up some of her time to share her experiences and ambitions:

IMG_6585 (1)NSW NPL1 Referee Kelly Jones became our second female match official in as many years to officiate at the Finals Series and, time and work commitments permitting, will return for the 26th Bill Turner Trophy Finals Series.

Kelly spoke after the Trophy Final of her experiences:


Played on Tuesday 1 September, 2015.

The semi finals were played in the true spirit of the Bill Turner Trophy ethos with Fair Play at the forefront as well some truly quality football on display.

The matches were witnessed by Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic – thanks Staj for taking the time to attend not only the semi finals but also the Civic Reception.

Here’s Alen’s interview at the Civic Reception:

Westfields’ Princess Ibini-Iesie has now joined one of few, if any, that have played in four Bill Turner Trophy Finals Series.

Here’s her interview:

Holy Spirit Bellambi (NSW) 5 (Hannah Byron 28m, 48m; Keeley Davis 46m, 58m; Jayme Millard 57m) bt Cavendish Road SHS (Qld) 1 (Emily Butler 16m).

Westfields Sports (NSW) 2 (Princess Ibini-Isei 31m; Rosaria Galea 74m Golden Goal) bt Hunter Sports (Northern NSW) 1 (Renee Pountney 44m).

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