Tahmoor Taipans girls soccer talent continues to grow

The two Tahmoor Taipans under-12s girls teams with coaches Mel Denford and Dave Noble. Picture: Simone Dennis
The two Tahmoor Taipans under-12s girls teams with coaches Mel Denford and Dave Noble. Picture: Simone Dennis

It appears that Tahmoor girls love their soccer.

The Tahmoor Taipans have enjoyed a spike in young female players this year.

In fact, the Taipans are the only club in the Macarthur Football Association (MFA) to boast two under-12s girls division one teams.

Taipans club member and parent Simone Dennis said the two girls teams were Tahmoor Red and Green.

"We have 22 players in the grade which is a club record," she said.

"We also have a lot of girls in the under-8s and under-9s coming up, so the sport is getting massive out here."

Dennis said the Taipans girls had experienced a "development year" in the MFA.

However, she said the players had improved under the guidance of coaches Dave Noble and Mel Denford.

"We have a lot of first timers so it's been a year of learning. Many of the players have been converted from netball," she said.

"Most of the kids are under-10s who are playing up to under-12s."

Dennis said the Tahmoor girls were inspired by their male counterparts.

The Taipans under-12s boys soccer team finished third in this year's Football NSW State Cup.

"The boys kick the ball with the girls and they watch each other's games," she said.

"Our girls can play in the State Cup next year and they really want to give it a crack."