The Kiama Quarriers over 30s Women’s team has become Division 1 champions after winning their game against Thirroul on Sunday, August 27.
After a successful 2023 season, the Kiama Quarriers secured a 0-1 away win against Thirroul Thunderbirds in their grand final at Ian McLennan Park.
Following an intense first half and strong defence from Thirroul, Kiama player Louisa Glyde sealed a goal leading the Quarriers to victory. Susan Reoch, a player from the winning team, said that it was an exciting game for her and her teammates.
“We all ran in, and it was such an amazing feeling,” Reoch said.
“Just watching everyone give their absolute all on the field and feeling part of that, seeing all the support we had from the other teams and clubs and all the families and friends that came to support us, it was unreal.”
Team captain Nerissa Peterson explained this year is the first since the Kiama Quarriers over 30s women’s team was formed that they have had the chance to play and win in a grand final, with wet weather cancelling their 2022 finals and the Covid-19 pandemic impacting competition in prior years.
“This is the first year for the last probably like four years that we’ve actually played a proper season and final,” Peterson said.
The captain explained that the growth of the over 30s women’s competition has provided players with opportunities to play teams of similar levels and that the Kiama Quarriers Football Club hopes to see numbers continue to grow.
“It was so good they have so many teams now to split it to make a really competitive competition,” she said.
“I think that the competition is just getting better and better, so it’s great”
The Kiama Quarriers are offering a summer soccer program that runs from October to December for those interested in starting the sport or playing during the off-season.
To explore this program or check out what your local soccer club has to offer, you can visit playfootball.com.au.