There were shouts across Facebook for a Matildas call up during the FIFA Women’s World Cup with the amount of Team of the Week appearances for Jessica Seaman, as she prepares to line up for Bulls FC Academy in the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s Grand Final this Sunday.
A phenomenal season for Seaman who has helped the newly promoted team to a fourth placed league finish and a place in the biggest game of the season.
“It’s an amazing feeling making the Grand Final,” Seaman said after the Bulls defeated 2023 Premiers APIA Leichhardt.
“Getting promoted to the NPL NSW Women’s competition last season was great, but we got knocked out in the semi finals and didn’t have the chance to play in the Football NSW League One Grand Final.
“This season in the top tier we won our semi and now have the opportunity to play in the Grand Final.
“I couldn’t be prouder of the girls and the coaches, we done it!”
It was a difficult clash against APIA but the Bulls did well to overcome a stubborn outfit and secure a tight 2-1 victory.
“We had a game plan which we stuck to, played our style of football and everyone did their jobs which was enough to secure the win,” said the experienced central defender.
The Bulls will face an in-form Macarthur Rams who are on an 18-match unbeaten streak, a side they weren’t able to take a point off this season.
“Macarthur are a tough match up, they’ve beaten us twice this season but I think we matched them both times,” Seaman said.
“They scored a last-minute goal last time we played them and I definitely think they are beatable.”
The Bulls have excelled perhaps more than some would have expected in their first year back in the top tier but Seaman says it’s a collective team effort.
“I can’t say that one player has really stood out because we’ve been great as a team and everyone has been fantastic and stepped up,” said Seaman.
2023 NPL NSW Women’s Grand Final
Sunday 17th September
Bulls FC Academy v Macarthur Rams
Valentine Sports Park
NPL.TV will broadcast live both the NPL NSW Women’s Reserve and First Grade matches respectively.
By Nikola Pozder