Club News

Sydney FC and SSFA are proud to partner together again to deliver another holiday clinic at the end of the Summer school holiday period AND as a special early bird promotion, all clinic participants who register by Thursday 14 December and nominate their availability for the game will go into the draw to win an exclusive on-field match day experience at the A-League game against Newcastle Jets on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. This experience includes participation in one of the following match day activities:

  • 11 x Away Player Mascots (5-7yo)


  • 40 x kids to play in a Small Sided Game at half time (8-10yo)


  • 15 x kids to carry out the Hyundai mat at half time (11-13yo)


  • 6 x Ball kids (14-15yo)


    The Sydney FC holiday clinics are a great opportunity for girls & boys of all abilities to continue having fun and developing their skills and love of football in a friendly environment during the school holidays. The clinics are led by ex-Socceroo and Sydney FC player Paul Reid with assistance from enthusiastic and experienced Sydney FC coaching staff. Sydney FC’s vision for the clinics is “To provide an environment that builds confidence and encourages both boys and girls of all abilities to have fun playing football. We will promote the importance of respect and teamwork, whilst focusing on developing and improving their individual skills such as Striking the Ball, First Touch, 1 v 1 and Running/Dribbling with the Ball.”


Sydney FC and SSFA Holiday Clinic in the Sutherland Shire


Location: Harrie Dening Football Centre, Bates Drive, Kareela


Date: Tuesday 23 January to Thursday 25 January 2018


Time: 9am-3pm


Age Group: 5-15 year old boys and girls


Inclusions: Sydney FC training shirt, shorts, socks and hat, AS WELL as a 3 game Sydney FC membership (R14, R17 & R19)


Price: $295 for 3 days, $265.50 for 3 days (using existing kit), $230 for 2 days, $207 for 2 days (using existing kit)


Goalkeeping sessions: Goalkeepers in the 9-15yo age groups can select to participate in specialised goalkeeping training on all three days of the clinic


Discounts Available: Sydney FC members receive another 10% discount or there is a 10% two sibling or 15% three sibling discount available (only one discount applies per transaction)

To register your child and to view details of all of the Sydney FC clinics at the various locations around Sydney in December and January, visit



The GRFC Committee would like to give a HUGE thank you to all our members who supported our fundraising efforts through the Cook Classic Raffle and Gala Dinner. The Classic wrapped up on Saturday, and we are pleased to say that of all the non-profit groups fundraising, we raised the most money!  In total $12,366 which will go straight back into field and facility improvements. It proves once again that this great club is full of heart and community spirit.  

We have to give a special mention to the Brannock family who sold the most raffle tickets, the 35B's who were the team that sold the most raffle tickets (with Robbo from the 35B's selling 63 books!) and Head manager & Club Secretary Debbie Kearns for bringing it all together. THANK YOU!

Dates for the 2018 season have been revised to help assist with the registration of players that can benefit from the NSW Active Kids Rebate program.

We were scheduled to commence the season on 24-25 March, with the Easter break the subsequent weekend. It has just been agreed by the SSFA and SSC that Round 1 will now be delayed until 7-8 April.

By extending the season by one week we have effectively gained an additional two weeks prior to the season commencement.

Thinking of planning a holiday in 2018? Please check these revised season dates first: 2018 Competition Dates (updated).

Did you know you'll be able to reduce your child's GRFC rego fees by $100 next season? As part of the NSW Government's 'Active Kids' program, every school child 4.5 - 18 years’ old will be entitled to a $100 voucher to be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities. Our club will be an official provider and we'll be sharing more details on how you can claim your rebate as part of the 2018 registration process soon. In the meantime, you can ready more about the program here.

Ryan Grogan, who grew up playing for the Tigers, is the youngest A license coach in the country and was recently appointed Head Coach of National Youth League side Canberra United FC. He'll be calling the shots in their inaugural Foxtel NYL season which kicked off on Sunday 19th November. We're all extremely proud of you Ryan, and wishing you the very best and every success!

Sutherland Shire Council has launched a survey to hear from residents about what Council services they value, what is important to them, their quality of life and how we can shape our future together.

Along with questions about sporting fields and facilities, such as Oyster Bay oval and the GRFC clubhouse, there are questions aboutparks and open spaces, playgrounds, leisure centres and Hazelhurst Gallery.
Council manages over $2 billion of local infrastructure and how they continue to manage and maintain those assets and services in the face of an increasing population and rising energy costs is a question they need our community’s help in answering.
Their future direction will be based on the feedback received so take this opportunity to talk to your Council by completing this 20 minute survey. Make sure your voice is heard! 


The Australian football community is riding a wave of great success right now on a national level with the Caltex Socceroos and Westfield Matildas. 

Now it’s time to turn our attention to the local stage with the upcoming Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017 between Hyundai A-League clubs Sydney FC and Adelaide United. 
The competition started with 732 team nationally, including 144 from the Member Federation right here in NSW and now it’s just down to 2 teams. 
Be there to witness a night of first class football right on your doorstep. 

Westfield FFA Cup Final 2017
Sydney FC v Adelaide United
Tuesday 21 November
Allianz Stadium, Sydney 
Gates Open: 6:30pm 
Kick Off: 7.30pm  
This promises to be a night to remember. Can Sydney FC claim 3 trophies in the same calendar year or will Adelaide United deny them and bring home their second Westfield FFA Cup trophy? 
With kids from $5 or free with a family pass, make sure you book your seats now! 

After such a good night in 2017, we've invited the Comedy for a Cause crew back for another show, so please keep Saturday night, May 19 free! Tickets on sale now.

The GRFC Committee kindly donated some of our vintage jerseys to the beautiful people of Fiji. The family of one of our committee members is a "Returnee's Club Member" of Mana Island.  The returnees club regularly raise money to support the local Fijian families and they held an early Christmas Day on Mana Island for Fijian children aged 8 to 18 who are currently receiving treatment for cancer. 

It was our pleasure to send over some jerseys for the kids to wear when they hold their next football match, which will be when the weather isn't 40 degrees! May these beautiful Fijian children play the beautiful game in these jerseys for many more years to come!

We still have many jerseys we would happily donate, if you know of a worthwhile charity or if you are travelling to a country you think could use them, please contact our Secretary Debbie Kearns -


EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Club sponsors SP Screens: Security Screens and Doors are offering all GRFC players and parents a 10% discount! Just mention 'George River Tigers' at time of quotation. Offer ands 31 December. 2017.

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