Camden Tigers women's M-League side eyes off third straight premiership

The Camden Tigers have led the pack for the past three years.

And they're hungry for more success.

The Tigers M-League women's team has secured its third successive minor premiership in the Macarthur Football Association (MFA) competition.

Camden has an unassailable lead at the top of the ladder, despite two rounds remaining until the MFA finals get under way.

The side has also won the past two premierships and remains on track to complete a hat-trick of titles.

Camden co-captain Lauren Johnson, who leads the team alongside Sarah Lansley, said the Tigers were a tight-knit outfit.

"We've played together for a while now and we understand each other," Johnson said.

"We play a mature and tactical style of play.

"But we also really play for each other, we know our strengths and weaknesses.

"Individually, we have some really great players but everyone is solid. We also have two solid coaches."

Daniel Ellul and David Smirthwaite have shared the coaching duties for the past three years.

Ellul is the younger of the pair, relating well to the players, while Smirthwaite brings plenty of coaching experience to the table.

Ellul said the Tigers were a great team to coach.

"They've been together for so many years now plus there is also a blend of youth too. The youngest player is 17 and the oldest is 39," he said.

"We've scored the most goals and conceded the least amount of goals this year."

The Tigers' recent record includes a 2-1 win over Oran Park in the 2017 grand final and a 1-0 victory over Gunners in last year's decider.

Ellul said the Tigers had faced a strong competition from other sides in 2019.

"We won last year's competition by 22 points but it's a lot tighter this year," he said.

"The other sides have closed the gap and lifted. We haven't dropped off."

Tigers club president Michael Gowing said Camden's M-League women's team "went well every year".

"They set a pretty high standard for themselves and keep reaching it, which is good to see," he said..

"We have 10 or 11 women's teams below them, and all but two teams are minor premiers or guaranteed to make finals.

"Our M-League team sets the standard for the others."