Women's First Team & Reserves

Management/Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Ryan Shiffman

Assistant Coach: Callum McKenzie

Assistant Coach: TBC

Assistant Coach: TBC

Goalkeeper Coach: Jan-Willem Sudmann

Reserves Coach: TBC

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Alejo Perez Leguizamon

Manager: TBC

Physio: Kasey Leary

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After making history in 2023 Ryan and his team are back in 2024 and they are motivated to repeat history and qualify for the National League again - it won't be easy with several clubs pushing to be included in the top 4.

Ellerslie's 2024 Women's Premier League campaign kicks off on the 8th of Feb with Pre-season training, contact Ryan Shiffman on coaching@ellersliefootball.org.nz for more information.


A well deserved 4th place finish in the Women's Premier League - our highest since rejoining the league showcased the progress Ryan and his team had made at this level, with Britney Cunningham-Lee firing in goals upfront to win the League Golden Boot the team tested all opponents during the season, including taking a draw at home against then defending national league champions Eastern Suburbs.  In particular a string of good results against West Coast Rangers who we were in competition with for 4th place helped us in that regard.

History was then made as the team qualified for the hybrid Women's National League - as the 4th placed Auckland team we knew it was going to be a struggle to compete but the team never gave up and while there were some disapointing moments we had some amazing highlights, including scoring our first two goals against Wellington United and then getting our first points and first win with a gutsy 1-0 win against rivals Eastern Suburbs, effectively knocking them out of the race for the final.

2023 saw First Team debuts handed to the following players:

  • Courtney Beale (new signing)
  • Abby Wright (new signing)
  • Vibha Godha (new signing)
  • Marilia Rocha (new signing)
  • Ashley Fillet (new signing)
  • Hannah Pilley (new signing)
  • Lily Pastiroff (promoted from Youth)
  • Prue Catton (new signing)
  • Rachel Nolan (new signing)
  • Hannah Barclay (promoted from Youth)
  • Kelsea King (promoted from Youth)

There was also the following milestones achieved:

Kat Gow - 50 First Team games

Hollie Leona - 50 First Team games

Cat Pretty - 50 First Team games

Anita Trudgen - 100 First Team games


Golden Boot: Britney Cunningham-Lee

Player of the Year: Britney Cunningham-Lee

Sportsman of the Year: Cat Pretty

Players Player: Britney Cunningham-Lee

Supporters Player: Petra Wedlake

Best Young Player: Cilla Fa'afua

Most Improved: Abby Wright


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