While Queensland’s Under 14 and Under 15 Girls sides compete at the National Youth Championships, three other Queenslanders are also making their mark at the tournament in Coffs Harbour.
Referees Jessica Borg, Jasmine Bremner and Daisie Kuypers (pictured, above), all from Brisbane, are part of a 21-strong group of match officials in charge of matches throughout the week.
Since the start of the competition on Monday, the three Queensland match officials have been appointed to three matches per day, one as a referee, one as an assistant referee and one as a fourth official.
Bremner and Kuypers are officiating in the Under 14s age group, while Borg is refereeing in the Under 15s competition.
“They’re having a ball and getting great feedback from the coaches on both their refereeing and assistant refereeing,” Football Queensland State Referee Coach Mark Simon-Green said.
“As well as the three matches each day, they’re also taking part in coaching sessions every night.
“The three Queensland referees are enjoying the different environment and are thriving on the expectations that come with refereeing in a tournament like this.”
The Queensland Under 14s and Under 15 state teams have had a mixed bag of results to date.
The Under 14s started their campaign with a tough match against NSW Metro Blue, losing 1-0 while the Under 15s were defeated 3-1 by Victoria on the same day.
On day two, the Under 14s played two matches, losing to Emerging Jets 2-1 and South Australia 4-0, as the Under 15s recorded a 6-1 win over Capital Football.
Today, the Under 15s beat South Australia 3-1 in their third match of the tournament.
Tomorrow, on day four, the Under 15s take on NSW Metro Blue 10.20am before the Under 14s face Victoria at 11.40am. Please click here for fixtures and results.
Day One Results
NSW Metro Blue 1 (B. Connolly 24′) def. Queensland 0
Victoria 3 (E. Parbery 34′, L. Shannon 36′ & 56′) def. Queensland 1 (A. Cox 32′)
Day Two Results
Queensland 2 (T. Levin 17′, T. Paganoni 37′) def. by Newcastle Jets Academy 4 (M. Bales 9′, M. Hammond 10′ & 14′, A. Lidden 51′)
Queensland 0 def. by South Australia 4 (A. Middleton 17′ & 50′, M. McGranaghan 39′ & 43′)
Queensland 6 (S. Thake 5′, 8′ & 23′, B. Wallace 11′, A. Cox 14′, L. Mcdougall 36′) def. Capital Football 1 (E. Aitolu 10′)
Day Three Results
Queensland 3 def. South Australia 1 (goal scorers TBC)