By Tara Murray
Spring Hills’ female program is flying, with five teams claiming FFV titles this season.
While the Stallions were confident of having some success, the club’s technical director Tom Markovski said he didn’t think they would be quite this successful.
“We didn’t expect to win them all, it’s great for the club.
“Women’s in general has been our focus … next year we’ll have to start off earlier and harder.”
The Stallions’ top side, the state league 2 north-west team, claimed the title by 14 points.
It’s their third straight championship.
They were due to play-off for the overall state league 2 title, but their opponent forfeited handing them that title.
The second women’s team claimed the state league 3 west title.
On Sunday, it defeated the state league 3 north champions, Brunswick Zebras, 3-0 and moved onto the overall state league 3 final.
Next season, Spring Hills will have sides in state league 1 and 2.
“It has been fantastic this year,” Markovski said. “To win the league’s we need to improve.
“We’ve got some really good players.”
The under-18s also play their grand final this week.
Markovski said they are the most dominant of their teams.
“They scored 175 goals at more than an average of 10 goals a game.
“We’ve got some good players coming through.”
The Stallions 15-16 A girls also finished top and claimed the title, but were knocked out of the finals on Sunday, losing to Green Gully 2-1.
The 13-14 A girls won their semi-final having already won their league.
They are through to the grand final this week. Markovski said they wouldn’t sit on their hands, with the focus still on improving the program.
He said they had a number of talented youngsters coming through.
The club’s long term goal of having an NPL side is still the dream.
The Stallions men’s state league 4 side finished their season with a 5-2 win against Golden Plains. The Stallions finished eighth.