Women’s Teams

The South Yarra women’s soccer team are currently entered into the Victoria Premier Women’s League – Senior and Reserves competitions.
Our women come from all over the world and are united by a love for the beautiful game. And while they all play for fun, the teams are all strong contenders in their respective leagues.

Our Senior team played WPL in 2015 and after the restructure of the WNPL have had very successful seasons in State League 1 placing 3rd in 2016 and 2nd in 2017.
In 2020, the Women’s teams entered the newly created Victoria Premier Women’s League which sits above State League 1.

If you would like to keep fit, develop as a player and enjoy your football, please contact us at SYSC@southyarrasc.com.au to find out more about pre-season.

Matthew Shaw

Senior Women’s Coach

For the last 4 years I’ve been coaching at Box Hill in a number of roles, including WPL seniors and reserves and the WNPL Under 18s. It is a wonderful club with great people and hopefully it will enjoy a successful season.
Before moving to Box Hill, I spent 5 years at South Melbourne Women as the WPL Reserves coach. The team that won the reserve competition in 2013 included 3 current South Yarra players.
During this time, there were also 3 seasons at Central City in the VCL summer league coaching the Under 18s team.
Prior to moving to Victoria, I also coached for 7 seasons at the Tasmania University Soccer Club, where I also played for 20 years. I coached the senior men’s team the season before moving to Victoria as well as a number of women’s teams including both the seniors and reserves.
In addition to coaching, I have also been playing at Brighton for the past 10 years and will hopefully get to play a few games in the Decaying Relics League over the course of this season when the games do not clash with coaching or work commitments.