Harrington United FC buoyed by its female football success


Macarthur Football Association side Harrington United FC aka “The Hornets” will be cheering on two of its female teams (14 Girls & 18 Women) at this Sunday’s Champions of Champions, a true sign of the club’s continual drive for developing and nurturing the female game in the South West of Sydney.

One massive advocate for the rise of the women’s game at the club has been their President Ray Zammit.

Currently boasting 926 registered players across 60 teams, Zammit was delighted with how the club has progressed and was hoping for the success to continue with Harrington United FC lifting silverware this Sunday.

“We are so excited to have both our 14 Girls and 18 Women’s teams in this year’s Champion of Champions Grand Final.

“Both coaches and managers have done a fantastic job in keeping the squads fit and raring to go even though the local MFA competition finished eight weeks ago.

“Harrington United FC are behind both teams regardless of the result on Sunday and we cannot wait to see them compete against the best teams from across NSW.

“We’ve been very proud of our female football program as we currently have teams ranging from the Under 10’s right up to senior women’s.

“The club does its utmost to have qualified coaches in each of these age groups which we found has worked very well in the last two seasons.

“The club promotes the female game very strongly throughout the year as we also have a women’s coordinator who oversees this, such has been the growth of female football at our club.”

The well-respected administrator is also the head coach of the 18 Women’s side only furthering his love and passion for the game.

“It’s been an absolute honour coaching this group of players.

“Coaching the 18 Women’s this season has been a challenge with our teenage girls juggling work as well as looking towards studying for their HSC exams.

“I can tell you that the commitment these ladies have shown throughout the course of the season has been nothing short of amazing.

“The majority of the girls have been training and playing together since January 12th so its been a long journey.

“They’ve been rewarded for their efforts taking out both the Premiership and Championship this year and now have one more title to challenge for this Sunday.

“I want to personally thank Macarthur FA for allowing the girls to train each week at Lynwood Park, giving them every opportunity to be ready for what will be not just a big game for our club, but the entire Association.”

Zammit also mentioned that the club is eagerly anticipating the new upgrades to Harrington Park nicknamed “The Hive”, as Harrington United FC continues its quest to ensure they’re looking after their player base.

“We are hoping that the upgrades to our home ground will commence next September where we will see new clubhouse facilities, one international football field with a hybrid pitch and small sided fields for our juniors.

“We’d like to thank Camden Council for their help in getting this off the ground for the past three years as we know this will not just benefit the club, but it will also benefit the game in what is a football mad area.”