WA premier league season on the horizon

Emerging Bunbury soccer star Courtney Butlion is lacing up her boots in anticipation of competing in the Western Australia women’s premier league.

The 17-year-old student is gearing up to take to the field for reigning champions Queens Park Soccer Club by attending training in Perth three times a week prior to the lead-up to the premier league and preceding night series getting underway.

The league is the highest tier football competition in Western Australia, and Queens Park will be looking to defend their title having secured back-to-back top-of-the-table finishes over 2017 and 2018.

Butlion’s skills as a winger, which are buoyed by the fact she’s also a runner, will no doubt come in handy during the season.

The South West Academy of Sport athlete has worked hard to get back into the game after receiving a back injury last year which saw her undergo about five months of SWAS-supported rehabilitation.

A talented sportswoman, Butlion’s achievements so far include twice been selected for the under 19 state team, and three years with the National Training Centre girls program.

“I’m hoping to make Glory or the Matildas or go to America for college,” Butlion said.