Club News

Our 12Ds, W16A-1s, 16Bs, SWD-1s, W30Bs and 45C-1s have all won through to the Grand Finals!

Commiserations to our W12As, 12B-1s, W14Bs, W16A-2s, 35Bs and W36As who have all bowed out of the FInals series, but well done to all on finishing in the top 4 (top 3 for W16A-2s)!

Finals results:

- W16A-1 (2nd) proceed to Grand FInal after 1-0 win over Georges River 2 (4th)

- W16A-2 (4th) bow out after 0-1 loss to Georges River 1 (2nd)

- W30B (2nd) proceed to Grand FInal after 2-0 win over Bonnet Bay (3rd)

- 45C-1 (1st) proceed to Grand FInal after 1-0 win over Gwaley Bay (3rd)

Semi Final results:

- W12A (3rd) bow out following 0-1 loss vs Seagulls (4th)

- 12B-1 (4th) bow out following 0-1 loss vs St Pats (3rd)

- 12D (1st) straight to Grand Final after 1-1 draw with Miranda (2nd)

- W14B (3rd) bow out following 0-1 loss vs St Pats (4th)

- W16A-1 (2nd) will contest next week's Final after 0-2 loss vs Gymea (1st)

- W16A-2 (4th) proceed to next week's Final after 5-1 win vs Marton (3rd)

- 16B (1st) straight to Grand Final after 4-2 win vs Bosco (2nd)

- SWD-1 (1st) straight to Grand Final after 5-1 win vs Gray Point (2nd)

- W30B (2nd) proceed to next week's final after 2-2 draw with Bosco (1st)

- 35B (3rd) bow out following 0-1 loss to Miranda (4th)

- W36A (4th) bow out following 0-1 loss to Como (3rd)

- 45C-1 (1st) proceed to next week's final after 2-5 loss to Como (2nd)

 

For anyone involved in Finals and Grand Finals wishing to train with Bob, please call him on 9528 4660. He will run a session on Thursday 5pm-6pm if sufficient interest.

Congratulations to the following teams who have won through to the finals series:

 
Saturday 11th August 2018
 
W16A2 (4th)   8.30 am         Gymea Bay 1 (Marton 3rd)
W12A (3rd)  9.00 am         Kareela 4 (Cronulla Seagulls 4th)
W14B (3rd)  9.00 am         Forest Road (St Patricks 2 4th)
12D         (1st)  10.15 am Oyster Bay 1 (Miranda Magpies 2nd)
W16A1 (2nd) 10.30 am Gymea Bay 1 (Gymea United 1 1st)
12B1 (4th)  11.00 am        Kareela 2 (St Patricks 3rd)
16B         (1st)   1.30 pm Oyster Bay 1 (Bosco 2nd)
 
Sunday 12th August 2018
 
W36A (4th)   8.30 am Woronora Heights 2 (Como Jannali 3rd) 
WSD1 (1st) 10.30 am Oyster Bay 1 (Grays Point 2nd)
35B         (3rd) 12.30 pm Woronora Heights 1 (Miranda Magpies 4th)
W30B (2nd)  2.30 pm Woronora Heights 2 (Bosco 1st)
45C1 (1st)   2.30 pm Oyster Bay 1 (Como Jannali 2nd)
 
We have 4 Minor Premiers playing home finals at Oyster Bay: 12D & 16B on Saturday and WSD1 & 45C1 on Sunday. 
 
The BBQ will be operating both days, and the bar will be OPEN on Sunday 12 August 2018 from 12.00 pm. Come down and with any luck celebrate your team’s progression to the Finals/Grand Finals with your friends and clubmates.
 
For those wanting to watch the other age division’s semi-final, that game will be played immediately prior, (in the case of 1st vs 2nd) and immediately following, (in the case of 3rd vs 4th) at the SAME venue.
 
Finally, commiserations to those teams not making the finals – there is always next year.  In any case, come along and support your friend’s teams at one or more of the above venues.
 

Our mighty 16Bs claimed the Minor Premiership with their Round 18 victory. Well done boys!!

Another successful season of our Skills Clinic and 'Coaching the Coaches' wrapped up on Wednesday night. Our club was lucky enough to secure the services of accredited Sutherland Shire Football Association coaches to assist our players and coaches during the sessions.

 
Many thanks to Genevieve, Reagan, Jess and Mel for their enthusiasm and commitment shown every week, and for passing on their knowledge to the GRFC community.
 
Thanks to all the coaches who supported the program by allowing their players to attend, and special thanks to the handful of coaches who attended throughout the season, in particular to Alan Young who completed the course on Wednesday.
 

PRE-LOVED BOOTS WANTED!

We're collecting football boots for our 2019 "pre-loved" sale. All money raised will go toward improving our pitch. Please bring any unwanted boots down (laces tied together, wiped clean please) on Junior Presentation Day and drop into the box in our Ground Control room.
 
We are also collecting any GRFC gear (jackets etc) that the kids may have grown out of or no longer need.
 
Thanks for your support!

Our mighty 12Ds have claimed the Minor Premiership - 5 points clear with a game to go. Well done boys!!

Earlier this year we donated football gear for Dr Peter Locke and his wife Carolyn (parents of Andrew & Jack in our U18s) to take to Zambia as part of their latest medical mission.

Peter, Carolyn, their daughter Annalise and Steve Marcellino (another GRFC dad) were part of a team that saw 166 patients a day in very isolated communities. The work they do is very humbling but also very rewarding. Carolyn says that the joy that the Club's donations brought to the children was priceless:

"They have never had shirts, shorts, shin-pads or water bottles before. They have never even had balls to play with! The school we donated the gear to has 200 pupils (including 25 orphans) and zero sports equipment so you can imagine the excitement!"

A number of young GRFC players have put their hands up for next year's trip, perhaps an Australia vs Zambia match will be on the agenda?

Peter and Carolyn are the founders of Global Links Medical Foundation which is fully self-funded and works on 0% admin costs. If you are interested in helping them out please visit: www.globalinksmedicalfoundation.org.au

HELP: We want to be the first Football Club in the Shire to get to 22 blood donations for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (an entire football field full!)

We are currently WINNING the Australian Red Cross Blood Service​ Blood Rivals comp, ahead of Gymea, Bosco and Bonnet Bay with 17 donations and 51 lives saved so far! 

To take part, book a blood donation online or by calling 13 14 95. Make sure you join the Georges River Football Club Red25 group to have your donation count towards our tally.
 
You can donate at The Shire Donor Centre at 29 Kiora Road, Miranda (free parking in Kiora Mall, below Spotlight) or visit donateblood.com.au to find your nearest donor centre. 
 
Giving blood is easy, takes less than an hour and is a really nice experience. Belinda, on our committee, received a text a couple of days after her donation saying that her blood was on its way to Liverpool Hospital to help save a life... How wonderful!
 

Congratulations to our fabulous SWD-1s. The girls have had a fantastic season and have already claimed the Minor Premiership with three rounds left to play. Well done!!

CONGRATULATIONS to our Mighty 45C-1s: Their round 15 win big sealed their Minor Premiership, with three games still to play. Well done lads!!

Many thanks to Aaron Jenkins, Michael Poot, Michael Krogh & Bob Holme for carting sand around Oyster Bay Oval so our kids can play this weekend. Thank you so much lads, love your work!

SP Screens are your local experts in all things "screens" and are offering all GRFC Players and Parents a 10% discount on their screening solutions. Pop up to their Oak Road showroom in Kirrawee or give them a call to arrange a free consultation.

As a member of the Sutherland Shire Football Association, an affiliated club or a person is required to

comply with the association’s member protection policy and must meet the following requirements
in regard to conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by SSFA:
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
 
1. Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others.
2. Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions.
3. Make a commitment to providing quality service.
4. Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to high standards, rules, regulations and policies.
5. Operate within the rules of the sport including national and international guidelines.
6.Do not use your involvement with SSFA or an affiliated club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of SSFA or an affiliated club.\
7. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age.
8. Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible.
9. Be aware of responsibilities under the Child Protection Act and report any matters as required under the mandatory reporting requirements of the Child Protection Act.
10. Refrain from any form of harassment, discrimination or racial vilification of others.
11. Refrain from any behaviour that may bring SSFA, an affiliated club or football into disrepute.
12. Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
13. Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
14. Be a positive role model.

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We are pleased to announce that Geoff Manning Marketing is a new club sponsor! Established in 1988, Geoff is a quality supplier of promotional merchandise to clubs, and small to medium business.

 
Geoff has been supplying Georges River FC since 2006 and he offers a range of high-quality sports and corporate clothing plus a full range of promotional merchandise which can be printed or embroidered with your name or logo.
 
Please contact Geoff on 0408 276 541 or by email via geoff@gmm.net.au to find out more.

We are pleased to announce that Jannali Healthcare Centre is a new club sponsor!

Jannali Healthcare Centre has a team of allied health practitioners who work collectively to provide you and your family with quality, affordable, natural health care services so that you can enjoy life at your happiest and healthiest. The centre offers chiropractic care, remedial massage, nutrition/dietetics, counselling, yoga and Pilates classes.

Follow them on Facebook.

Goalkeeper Training with Bob Holme will commence on Thursday 15th March from 5.30pm – 6.30pm and will continue each Thursday depending on weather and participation.

Keeper training has been on offer for many years and provides an opportunity for young keepers to practice and develop their skills in preparation for their weekend games and therefore assist team coaches.

There is of course no charge for keeper training.

It is geared towards those who are regularly in goal as we aim to work at a level whereby keepers become more competent each week.

Unfortunately, it is not for those very young boys and girls who may play half a game in goals every so often.

 

We are delighted to announce that Lifelong Learners has come on board as a new club sponsor! 

 
Based in Kirrawee, Lifelong Learners specialise in the development of literacy skills and knowledge for students in K-10, so is a great fit with our Junior Tigers!
 
The team runs affordable 5-week programs with a maximum of 5 kids in their supportive group workshops. Their next workshop starts next week and has a few places left...
 
If you're interested in NAPLAN preparation and literacy skills development please email Emma & Lisa at info@lllearners.com.au or call 0481 279 878 for more info.

It's not every day that FOX Sports Australia comes to the River! As part of the Hyundai Goals For Grassroots initiative, some of our kids were lucky enough to be filmed having a kick with the lads from Sydney FC. After the filming wrapped up all of our kids (and parents!) had the chance to meet Aaron Calver, Rhyan Grant and Anthony Kalik.

You can watch the Fox Sports GRFC excluvie here

We have also shared some more of our photos here:

Fox Sports shoot

Meeting the players

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).

 

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