WARRNAMBOOL Wolves are preparing to play in one of the biggest competitions in their 25-year history.
The John Miles-coached women’s side will meet Moreland Zebras in the Football Federation Victoria Team App Cup qualifying rounds at Harris Street Reserve on Sunday.
Miles said the Wolves were thrilled to be a part of the knockout tournament after a successful application.
“We’re looking forward to it. We’re the only regional team in it,” he said.
“Skill-wise individually they are quite good but a lot haven’t played regular 11-a-side soccer and we are playing a club which is the oldest club in Victoria.
“It will be a very good experience to play against a large club like that and if we win, we play Essendon the following week.”
Miles said Wolves captain Amanda Gaffey, who will play central midfield, would provide a steadying influence, on and off the pitch.
“She is from the US and played a lot of soccer over there in the university system and has a lot of experience,” he said.
The knockout match starts at 2pm.