The milestone moments continue for Western United’s Liberty A-League Women program with St Monica’s College becoming the Club’s first ever Women’s Coaches Partner.
A partner since the Club’s second season in the A-Leagues, St Monica’s College has extended its commitment to the inaugural women’s program and will support Head Coach Mark Torcaso and his team this season.
Western United General Manager of Commercial Chris Speldewinde said St Monica’s support for women’s football would be significant for the Club.
“We are so excited to have St Monica’s become the Coaches Partner of our inaugural women’s team,” he said.
“It shows what passion they have for our game, supporting pathways of young women and being an amazing support to Mark as an alumnus is testament to the organisation they are.
“We can’t wait to work with the school and develop more opportunities for years to come.”
St Monica’s College Deputy Principal Cameron Whitford said prior connection meant it made complete sense for the school to support United’s Liberty A-League journey.
“St Monica’s is proud to be associated with Western United Football Club, and in particular the inaugural A-League Women’s team,” he said.
“This team is special to the College with our own Director of Football and former student Mark Torcaso being appointed coach, as well as current staff and alumni playing in the team.
“We are so lucky to have a professional sporting team providing so many opportunities to people of the west of Melbourne. The partnership between St Monica’s College and Western United is strong and will continue to develop in the coming seasons.”
St Monica’s College will have their branding feature on Western United coaching staff apparel and on bolsters surrounding the technical area at home matches throughout the Liberty A-League season.
St Monica’s offers elite talent pathways in football for its students, with the Football Excellence Program in junior years working up to the prestigious Northern Football Academy from Year 10, with Torcaso overseeing the entire program.