Football Brisbane is recognising the services of a stalwart of football by renaming the Women’s Premier Cup in her honour.
This distinguished lady has been involved in our sport at all levels of the game from Coach to President of the Oceania Women’s Soccer Confederation Football Brisbane has therefore decided to rename the Women’s “Premier Cup”, to hence forth be known as “The Elaine Watson Cup” in honour of Ms Elaine Watson.
We thank Elaine for her many years of selfless service and hope this small token shows our appreciation for the work she has completed and continues performing to this day.
Just a brief list of Elaine’s achievements follows.
- Order of Australia – 1993
- Millennium Sports Medal – 2000
- Confederation of Australia Sports Award of Merit – 1992
- Queensland Soccer Federation
- South Queensland Women’s Soccer Association
- Australian Women’s Soccer Association
- South Queensland Women’s Soccer Association, President 1976-81, Treasurer 1981, Finance Administrator
- Australian Women’s Soccer Association, President 1978-89, Director of Finance 4 years.
- Oceania Women’s Soccer Federation, President 1984-93
- First qualified women Referee in Australia