Western Pride FC

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Western Pride
Western Pride.jpg
Full name Western Pride Football Club
Nickname(s) Pride
Founded 2012
Ground North Ipswich Reserve
Ground Capacity 10,000 Approx
Owner Football Ipswich Inc.
Manager Kasey Wehrman
League NPL Queensland
2013 8th
Website Club home page

Western Pride Football Club is a football (soccer) club based in Ipswich, Queensland. They participate in the NPL Queensland, which was established in 2012 to replace the Queensland State League.[1] The club was founded in 2012 and represents the Greater Ipswich Region and surrounding Western Corridor, the inaugural chair was Kym Wickstein.[2]

Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale promised in August 2013 to build a 15,000 seat stadium at North Ipswich Oval if a license for the A-league was secured.[3] The club's local popularity could emulate the success to that of Sydney-based club Western Sydney Wanderers.[4] Football Federation Australia has identified Ipswich as an expansion area.[5]


Period Name
2012–2014 Kasey Wehrman

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Australia DF Schon Hanson
4 Australia MF Lincoln Rule
5 Australia DF Niall Mccarthy (Captain)
7 Australia FW Will Jordan (Vice Captain)
8 Australia MF Aaron Christensen
9 Australia FW Russell Woodruffe
No. Position Player
11 Australia FW Jeye Comerford
13 Australia FW Pete Drager
14 Australia DF Devon Munn
16 Australia MF Robbie Livingstone
17 Australia DF Leonardo Murabito
18 Australia MF Jay Kitching

2013 season[edit]

Western Pride FC finished eighth in their inaugural season, with 27 points (8 wins and 3 draws) from 22 games.

2014 season[edit]

Coach Kasey Wehrman resigned in July 2014 to return home to Norway after two seasons at Ipswich.[6]


  1. ^ Grams, Jacob (3 October 2012). "Brisbane City, Brisbane Strikers and Moreton Bay United granted APL licences". Courier-Mail. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Lems, David (23 October 2012). "New APL club keen to work with others next season". Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Now the A-League has Ipswich as its goal". qt.com.au. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Big hopes for bringing A-League to Ipswich". Queensland Times. qt.com.au. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Gould, Joel (17 August 2013). "Now the A-League has Ipswich as its goal". The Gladstone Observer. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Lems, David (15 July 2014). "Wehrman to end two-year association with Western Pride". Warwick Daily News. Retrieved 8 October 2014.