Wilson’s Experience Influences FHM Youth

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With 15 appearances to her name so far this season, Forrest Hill Milford United’s skipper Chloe Wilson, has become a prominent figure in the team, by illustrating an influential mentality towards young and upcoming players coming through the youth ranks of the club.

Forrest Hill have gone through a strong transitional period over the last few seasons, developing youth and creating players who can compete at NRFL level.

With the club in a third stage development cycle, Wilson, being one of the senior members of the squad has stepped up this season when leading her side onto the pitch.

“She’s really stepped up in terms of that captain role and leads the young girls by example as best as possible” Forrest Hill Milford United Head Coach, Benjamin Bate says.

Forrest Hill Milford Utd’s coach Benjamin Bate .  Photo: David Joseph /

“Chloe’s [Wilson] has always been a positive influence on the group and most of it comes from the mentality she has, it also comes from that competitive edge that comes from experience and that’s something that she passes down to the younger girls quite well.”

However, today, Wilson will lead FHM out onto the pitch against a strong and fierce Hamilton Wanderers side, who put up a strong performance last week in the outing against Papakura City, where Wanderers ended up being strong winners with a 2-0 victory.

With the challenge of facing Hamilton looming over the heads of FHM, Bate is wary of the transition made by the team in blue this season and is preparing his side for the very attack-minded Steve Cox coached side, who will be doing everything they can to achieve the three points on match day.

“Last year, they were near the bottom struggling to survive, but this year, they’re something else, they’ve transitioned well going into 2018 and they’re right in the mix near the top, challenging for third place” Bate said.

“They’re a completely different outfit compared to last year and they have the potential to hurt us, they’re very strong up front, we’re preparing for that well and we have to make sure that we’re tactically ready when they try move forward with the ball.”

The match is scheduled to kick off at 1pm at Porritt Stadium

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All Matches are scheduled to kick off at 1pm.

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