Western Pride women's NPL coach Belinda Kitching.
Western Pride women's NPL coach Belinda Kitching. David Nielsen

Why Kitching deserved a special moment

ALWAYS professional, fiercely loyal and passionate about football.

Western Pride women's coach Belinda Kitching was entitled to enjoy a welcome team celebration at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex on Saturday night.

Although her team is yet to meet the NPL competition's big guns, Kitching deserved a few moments to share in the early season satisfaction.

Beating Mudgeeraba 11-0 after an opening round 6-3 win gave the former international goalkeeper an indication her team is progressing in the right direction after an injury-plagued, testing 2017 season.

Kitching was most happy with the way the players kept attacking until the end while maintaining a clean sheet in defence.

"It's the start we wanted,'' she said. "It's about getting that culture now, how to win a game of football.

"We're going to have periods where we might not be quite at it but what are we doing to stop the goals.

"They are working hard for a team. They have all got the same goal and they've all got the same belief in the squad.''

Pride's next match is against the Brisbane Roar National Youth team on Wednesday night, also at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex.

"That will be a fabulous experience,'' Kitching said.



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