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Women’s National Premier League

The Murdoch University Melville FC Women’s National Premier League team is the club’s highest level of Women’s football.

In December 2019, the club gained promotion into the 2020 inaugural National Premier League, from former Football West State League. MUMFC were crowned inaugural Champions (2020) under Coach of The Year, Peter Rakic.

2021 Coaching Team
Head Coach: Mark Jones

2021 Awards

Back to back league champions
2022 Coaching Team
Head Coach: Luke Thompson
Goal Keeping Coach: Tracey Wheeler (former World Cup Goal Keeper)
2022 Awards
Football West Fair Play
Golden Boot: Tia Stonehill League
Gold Medal: Tia Stonehill
NPL21 League Golden Boot: Jazzmyn Blankendaal
2023 Coaching Team
Head Coach: David Biancuzzo
Club Technical Director: Mark Jones
Goal Keeping Coach: Tracey Wheeler (former World Cup Goal Keeper)
MUMFC 2021 State Cup winners
State Cup Winners 2021

Top Row L 2 R

Katie Schubert (C) Rosie Lehane, Sadie Lawrence, Tahlia Rose, Grace Betti, Baxter Thew

Bottom Row L 2 R
Jaymee Gibbons, Danelle Cornish (GK), Tia Stonehill, Kat Jukic, Ellie La Monte 

Watch our W League and Perth Glory star, Katarina Jukic’s Goal of the Year in 2020.



Manon Gebauer



Georgia Giles


Emily Noack


Brooke Burdett


Georgia Cawley


Tiani Klomp



Danielle Brown


Luana Ascenzo Cabello


Nyana Jayme


Sophie Patience




Emma Ylias



Jess Ellis


Ella Boaduo


Monique Baiamonte


Skye Dalton


Alex Foster


Tiana Botha


Taylor Reid





Birth Date: 1968-04-24
Birth Place: St Albans, UK
Nationality: English
At MUMFC Since: 2017

FA/AFC A Diploma
Born in England and a tragic Watford supporter, Steve commenced playing football at an early age, representing teams at school as well as Sunday league competitions. His focus, however, was on the Watford Junior Sunday leagues representing Sherwood Boys, before moving to a club that his father and a fellow coach formed called S&K United (which still continues even to this day).
Upon arrival in Melbourne, Australia as a young teenager, he commenced his footballing career at Mooroolbark juniors, before heading to Croydon City as a 15-year-old playing in the National Youth League (U19’s) as curtain raisers before the then National Football League (now replaced with A League). Playing in front of hundreds, sometimes thousands was certainly a highlight! He continued his career at Croydon City into the first team and played alongside former Australian Captain Paul Wade on occasion. Leaving Croydon City, he continued to play for other first team clubs in the Victorian State League such as Box Hill City and Moreland City for many years.
Work commitments resulted in a move to Western Australia whereby he played in the Masters Over 35 league for Leeming Strikers along with a career in triathlon, representing Australia twice at World Championships. Steve had always played as an attacking midfielder however given his triathlon fitness was pushed to centre forward, receiving two golden boot awards for the club (mainly due to long balls over the top to run onto!).
His coaching career, commenced at Melville Football Club with the under 14 girls through to under 16 girls of which the teams had great successes and championships. Some of those girls he has now reunited again within the NPLW first team at MUMFC.
A pursuit of his coaching development saw him appointed at Fremantle City U23 NPLW whereby for two years the team won the league and participated in two top four grand finals (winning one and losing the second on penalties). It was during this time he achieved his C and B Licence coaching accreditations.
An opportunity arrived to take on the first team head coach role at Balcatta NPLW of which resulted in mixed successes including a night series grand final but a mid-table position in the league. An approach by Subiaco NPLW at the end of that season saw Steve switch to the U21 NPLW team. Steve’s strength and enthusiasm in developing younger players was evident and he relished the time at Subiaco.
The MUMFC NPLW head coach position became available in 2023, of which Steve was extremely keen to pursue and “come home” as they say, and he looks forward to the season ahead. Recently awarded his A Diploma coaching accreditation and a passion for the girls game has placed him back into a great club, with massive potential over the coming years.

The 2021 NPL Team