With a strong junior base behind them and some notable players passing through their ranks over the years, Mudgeeraba Soccer Club could not be happier with their recent acquisition of a WNPL license.
After participating in the local competition for a number of years, Mudgeeraba decided that the next step was needed not only for their players but for the Gold Coast.
“We are here to develop Gold Coast girls and football on the Coast in general. We are all about using the talent we have here and giving them the opportunity to play at a higher level,” said club president John White.
The club has endured a tough start to the 2018 campaign in the Senior Womens competition, however a recent win in the U15’s over the weekend gave some spirit to all involved.
“We have a lot of work to do and we are in it for the long run. It is not all about winning games, it is about the development of footballers. Once we start doing that winning will become standard,” said White.
The club attracted David Thompson back to where it began after his time at Gold Coast City. He will spearhead the WNPL side as the Technical Director.
“So far it has been a lot of work but our junior teams are coming together quite well. The senior women although the results have not indicated that they are coming together and are continuing to play and have the right attitude,” said Thompson.
John White had nothing but praise for the experienced coach.
“David brings a lot of experience and knowledge to our set up and we are glad to have him back on board. We are looking at the local talent and what they have to offer and working with them for a better future,” said White.
Thompson was adamant that the future and development for all girls on the Gold Coast is the main goal.
“The most important thing for us is to stick to the technical side and get the basics right. If we get that right, we will have the foundations to build on but it is always about development for the long haul. We want to develop more girls who are capable of playing at an NPL level for years to come.”