Eden Killer Whales ladies: Profiles

Get an inside glimpse at the Eden Killer Whales ladies as they look to wrap up a perfect season with a grand final win over the Pambula Penguinettes in Merimbula on Sunday. 

Club insiders have provided this first hand look at some of the strengths of the undefeated Eden side ahead of the big clash. 

1. Tanya Waites  Age: 30  Position: Goalkeeper

Eden’s No. 1 keeper this season, her vocals and organisation from the back has been invaluable to the side’s success with Eden’s defence only conceding 4 goals in 12 games. Not afraid to put her body on the line when it counts and also a handy defender.

2. Talia Westley    Age: 17 Position: Centre Midfield

The ace in the pack. Has the ball on a string and will give the opposition nightmares with her sublime skill, speed and endurance. Her focus is second to none and she will be jumping out of her skin in anticipation of the big game. A game breaker.

5. Melissa Mitchell  Age: 28  Position: Midfield

“The Machine” has been known to Parkrun then play footy Saturday followed by moto racing and soccer Sunday. Supreme athlete with plenty of finals experience. Her pin point corners and crosses will be a key for Eden come Sunday.

6. Kate Beaven  Age: 18 Position: Defence or Midfield

Has been more than solid in the back and midfield for Eden ladies for several years. Playing possibly her last game for the Club, Kate will give her all, as she does each and every week. Can score cracking goals if given any room to move.

7. Debbie Heron (Co-captain) Age: 41 Position: Centre Midfield

Another inaugural grand final winner who has more grand final experience than she can remember, (but that could just be due to old age).  Will look to set up scoring opportunities and is still pretty handy with close range free kicks.

8. Kamilla Grubesic  Age: 25   Position: Striker

2016 Association Player of the Year. Super talented striker and big game player with an uncanny ability to score. Her will to win and competitive edge pushes her to lift her team mates and she will work herself into the ground to get the job done on Sunday.

9. Emma Webster  Age: 16  Position: Defender

One of Eden’s young guns, a quiet achiever who has cemented her starting position in the back line. Scored two of the best goals of the season from full back and will be looking to add to her tally when it’s least expected.

11. Kate Mitchell  Age: 28 Position: Defence or Centre Mid

Skilful defender and midfielder with plenty of final victories under her belt. Can set up play from the back, rarely misses a tackle, has an outstanding passing game, great vision and a powerful shot. An outstanding player for Eden over many years. 

12. Jaimie Mongta  Age: 31  Position: Utility

Very handy utility, playing midfield, full back or goalkeeper throughout the season. Great positional player and an aerial specialist who will be looking to feature on corners.

14. Shyanne Walker    Age: 21   Position: Utility

Suffered an ankle injury earlier in the season and will be pushing hard to come back for grand final. Speedy utility who never backs out of a challenge and will chase down every ball.

15. Kim Peters  Age: 32  Position: Defender

Often given the challenge of closing down the opposition playmaker, she thrives on competition and has a heart as big as Phar Lap. Speed, determination and stamina by the bucket load and in true Eden style never, ever gives up.

16. Lauren Terry      Age: 15    Position: Utility

In her first year of seniors and has slotted into the team beautifully. Talented player with excellent ball control, great vision and plays with confidence beyond her years. Can play any position and won’t back out of a challenge.

17. Jasmine Lefel   Age: 28   Position: Central Defender

Has been a rock at the back all year. Reads the game like a book, has pace to burn, leads her defenders brilliantly and has been a key to Eden’s dominant defence and success this season.

18. Amber Seckold (Co-captain)  Age: 39  Position: Striker

Like a fine wine, continues to get better with age! Has the ability to single handedly turn a game on it’s head. Inaugural Grand Final winner and inspirational Eden Ladies Legend who loves the big occasions.

Coach – Mark Heron

Inaugural Grand Final winning Eden Ladies Coach and has been a strong supporter of women’s football ever since. Has an incredibly successful record coaching Eden Ladies and is looking to continue this on Sunday and then moving forward with the Far South Coast Ladies Rep Team. 

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