With the rain still tumbling down today and likely tomorrow, we have not reversed any matches where fields were closed.
We have attached the fixtures which are still on but expect that there will be further ground closures.
Grounds currently open
Albion Park – Terry Reserve 1, 2, 5, 6
Figtree – Harry Graham 1 … Mini Roos 8 – 11 new times
Helensburgh – Rex Jackson … U7 times changed, U10-U11 times changed
Oak Flats – Geoff Shaw 2 .. Games moved from Panorama … New times
Tarrawanna – Tarrawanna PS
Thirroul – Thomas Gibson
Unanderra – Mini Roo U8 – U11
Please note 15 Division 3 will play at Ian McLennan on Sunday
New times: Oak Flats v Russell Vale 8:30, Kiama v Lakeside 10:00, Balgownie v Coledale 11:30, University v Albion Park 13:00 …
Football South Coast
Update around the grounds FSC
There are two links on the Football South Coast post , please have a read of them about the season ahead.
The other link below is for the draw. The draw is updated as per ground availability , please check it closer to game day or contact your coach/manager for more info.
This weather sucks but we can’t control it , so all we can do is be patient and go along with Council & FSC because along with the clubs they have the players safety as the number 1 priority , lets hope this weather improves so our grounds can come back to life of kids playing soccer and having fun!!!
Just a reminder that Cawley Park is still closed for training and games until further notice. Please do not take the kids there to train and this includes the main field (Cawley 1) the small field next to the tennis courts (Cawley 2) and even on the other side of the creek (Cawley 3).
All have been closed by Wollongong City council due to the poor surface after the wet weather of late. The link below shows updates of Cawley Park and other council grounds
Football South Coast /Gameday App have released the first 7 games of the year so be sure to check it out and see when you will be playing. With the draw released you will notice there are no games at Cawley Park – Russell Vale , this is due to the ground being closed for any games until June! As for training at Cawley Park stay tuned and please ** PLEASE DO NOT TRAIN AT CAWLEY PARK !!!
Teams schedules can be found at the following link or through the Gameday APP..
Numerous grounds are washed out so please double check on the link below if your children’s game has been cancelled or not. If the grounds open by next week the draw will remain with Round 1 washed out so Round 2 games in place.
We have started the task of getting the long grass at Cawley Park down to a manageable length, to assist in drying and to get the field back to a playable state, This is not going to be a quick fix, nor an easy fix. We are asking for your assistance in this task.
What is required, I hear you ask?
There is a lot of long grass that needs cutting down, the best tool for this is a blade attachment for a whipper snipper, the line trimmers will work to some extent. If you have one of these and can bring it down that would be greatly appreciated.
The other important task that is needed is to remove as much of this cut grass as possible, if you have a wheelbarrow and a rake, please bring this, if you just have a rake, please bring this, many hands make light work, don’t feel you cannot assist, there will be many wheelbarrow trips to be emptied, grass to be picked up, your assistance will be greatly appreciated and utilised. We will put on a free sausage sizzle and drink, at 6pm, doing as much as we can under lights
I will be there from about 10am, but any time you can provide over the course of the day will be greatly appreciated. I know there will a number of people turning up from 4pm onwards.
Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st
Any amount of time you can give will go a long way to getting this task completed.
Can you please distribute to your team and advise Olivia Hira via email at Secretary@RVJFC.com.au your Team Name, Participants Full Name and submit the $40 per player into account below before 31st of March ’22 for those who are interested in the Flare Football Development Program.
As we discussed this year is the first time that RVJFC have provided a development program that will help our players and coaches for the future. We have aligned with FSC and the Flare Football to help deliver and accredited training course
As mentioned before this program is aimed not only at the children but also as a coaching mentor program as well. Normally $10 per session but RVJFC are providing 50% off, making it $5 per session over 8 weeks or $40 in total starting on Monday 2nd of May ’22 from 4pm -5pm.
Details of the program are listed on the attached Flyer.
1. Direct deposit to RVJFC bank account (details below)
A/c #: 011 127 042
A/c Name: Russell Vale Junior Football Club
Reference: First Initial, Surname & Team (e.g. J.Davis U9 Pink)
President of RVJFC
Coach & Managers Meeting
Tonight at the Woonona Bulli RSL RVJFC will be holding our Coach & Managers meeting in the club’s auditorium (Governor’s Inn) at 7pm.
During the meeting you will receive information about the season ahead , Info about team duties, rules & regulations from FSC , club policies , info about courses and also receive your teams kit bag and shirts.
Will be good if all registered/ soon to be registered Coaches & Managers could attend because the information is very important for your team going into team training, and the season ahead.