Women’s discussion

WOMEN’S soccer is expected to be at the forefront of discussions when the Murray United board meets tonight. Plans for a WNPL licence took a hit last week with Football Federation Victoria setting a 2016 start date. Murray United was working towards the competition starting with the men next year. SS expects there to be a push to enter women’s teams in the Melbourne Premier League or Canberra. But past experience suggests a Border team wouldn’t more likely be put in State League 1. SS hears that would be little different to the standard of the top AWFA teams. And if they are thinking about Canberra, the Murray United board might want to talk to those travelling there to play hockey — it’s a long trip and super cold.