Thanks to K&R Fabrications

Friday night games are a big part of what makes RVJFC a great place for the kids to play Football. In past years it has been the older age groups who have had the privalidge of playing on Friday nights, but over the last couple of years most of our comp teams get an opportunity to share the experience.

It costs the club a little bit extra in electricity but this is generally made up for by increased sales on the BBQ as a lot of locals come down to watch the kids run around and have a sausage or steak sandwich.

Over the last couple of years the committee has struggled with finding the best (most economical!) way to get the lights repaired at our ground, and it got to the point where we had a few lights out and really needed to spend some serious money to get them fixed. In general business have tightened their purse strings and it’s not easy to get someone to loan you a Cherry Picker, and then the OH&S implications that go along with that, and getting the work done.

Earlier in the year a company based in Unanderra, K&R Fabrications, offered to have the lights repaired for us. So, from everyone at RVJFC we’d like to say thanks to Nick Mandranis and the team who made this possible. Your support for our club is greatly appreciated by everyone.

SSG Information Day Saturday 27th Feb

This year’s Small Sided Games (SSG) Information Day will be this Saturday 27th Feb at Cawley Park. Timetable is as follows

9:00am U6

9:30am U7

10:00am U8

10:30am U9

11:00am U10 & U11

Team splits will be communicated on the day, along with Team Coaches, Managers and allocated training times. Training Kits will be handed out to the Team Coaches.

FSC 2016 SAP Program Information

Football South Coast is excited to announce our coaching and technical staff for 2016 for the FNSW (Mixed) Skills Acquisition Program (SAP).


FSC have held the SAP license for a number of years and with a recent license granted to the Wollongong Wolves, the South Coast like many other areas across NSW will have a number of programs in the one region.  This of course means a greater opportunity for juniors to represent the region through representative football.

The program for Under 9’s, 10’s, 11’s and 12’s (boys and girls) aims to provide young players an opportunity to experience an enhanced football environment, above that provided in community football with training 3 nights a week and games played each week across NSW. Players selected in the program play exclusively for Football South Coast.

FSC has also recently been granted a FNSW Girls Only SAP License for U10 and U12 – fourteen girls will be selected via a trial process across each age group.  Players selected will represent Football South Coast playing once per fortnight as part of the program in addition to their club football.  Training will be held 2 nights per week prior to the commencement of the season and once per week after this.  More information around trial dates will be published in due course.

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RVJFC 2015 AGM Tuesday 20th October, 7:00pm, WBRSL

Hi everyone,

All club members are invited to attend our annual AGM. The meeting starts at 7:00pm this Tuesday at Woonona Bulli RSL Club. If you can only get to one meeting a year to support the club, please make the time to come along. We set the fee structure for next year, as well as set the directions of the club. You don’t need to be a Committee Member to attend. We’d love to see you there.


The Committee.

MiniRoo Presentation Day 30th August

A reminder the U6-U9 Miniroo Presentation is this Sunday Aug 30 between 10am and Midday at Woonona Bowling Club. Could you please pass this information onto your team members.

Also, all coaches & managers, could you please bring training equipment and playing strips handed to you by Renea Walker at the beginning of the season. She has a list of who got what and will be asking for it at the presentation day.

Please make this easy on everyone and bring with you. The committee is tired after a long trying season and the last thing we need to do is chase people for this equipment.

Finally, please make your members aware of the following;

  • the RVJFC AGM will be held on Tuesday Oct 20 7pm at WBRSL. The committee is concerned by the lack of representation on the committee of parents in the U6-U9 age group (Peter Nethercott only). Please be aware the future of the club is in these age groups hands and if you want the continuation of what the club is currently offering we are going to need to see parents within this age group step and become more involved, the AGM is a great place to engage and see what happens and how you may be able to become involved from 2016 onwards.

  • 2016 Registration will be available online from Monday 4th January – avoid all the stress at the start of the school year and get in early, register on line and come down to our payment days which will be Sat 30th January and 6th of February

  • U9’s 2016 – these teams can nominate for advanced, beginner or intermediate. Not sure of the collective thoughts of the parents (problem with no parent representation on committee) but you have a number of options. The committee needs to be guided by what the parents want and these decisions need to be made by mid February 2016



Stephen Smart
Secretary RVJFC

U8 Gala Day 9th August

Date : Sunday 9th August 2015
Time : 9:00am to 2.30pm [approx]
Ground : Cawley Park, Cnr Terania and Channon Streets, Russell Vale
RSVP : Monday 3rd August 2015

Luke Kerr Gala Day 2013

All clubs are invited to attend our Luke Kerr U8’s Gala Day. Our annual event promises to be an action-packed day full of great football and fun. For the last 8 years, 20 Teams each year, from around the association have joined in to make this gala day one of the best in the district! Places will fill up fast so to avoid disappointment RSVP early to secure your spot!!

It would be appreciated if all RSVPs of acceptance or otherwise be sent to our Secretary as soon as possible.  Should you have any other queries, please call Steve Smart on 0413594112, or email the above address.

When confirming attendance, please supply a contact phone number and email address for the respective coach of the attending team so that notification of cancellation due to wet weather or change in the draw can be done ASAP.

Upon arrival to the ground would the coach/manager of each team please register at the Officials Table near the Canteen 30 minutes before kick-off for our first game at 9:00am.

If for any reason you can’t make it on the day, please phone Steve Smart so that the draw can be adjusted for the benefit of the other teams.

The usual BBQ and canteen facilities will be in full swing!

Your participation in attending our memorial day for our former player, Luke Kerr, is valued. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Stephen Smart and the RVJFC Committee

RVJFC Social Night

Russell Vale Junior Football Club Social Night!!!!

The Goyles

Righty O Parents we spend every weekend running around for our kids, so to give us parents something to kick back and enjoy the RVJFC has booked a night for us all to party without the kids so book a baby sitter and come and have some fun!

Come and eat before the show at the Bowling clubs bistro, and of course bar facilities will be flowing!!

This is our fundraiser event any money raised goes back into supporting our Junior Football Club for all our kids!


WHEN:  Saturday 1st August 2015      COST: $20 per person  

WHERE: Woonona Bowling Club     TIME: 7.30pm       


Team Photos Saturday 9th May – UPDATED

Despite the poor weather so far this year the club has organised for Team Photos to be taken on Saturday 9th May. This is an opportunity for parents and kids to get a memento of their year at the Cobras as well as being a fundraising exercise for the club (we get a percentage of the takings). We would normally like to take the photos before the game so that the kids aren’t dirty or hot and sweaty but the difficulty is that we have a heap of games at 08:30 and 09:30(ish) kick off times. It would be impossible to achieve so some photos will be taken after the games are played.

If it continues to rain and the games are cancelled we will advise alternative arrangements late in the week.

We have put together the envelopes for each team and will distribute them this week and on the weekend. If you don’t have one by next Monday then see your Team Manager. Inside the envelop is a copy of the packages that are available. If you are interested here is a link to a slideshow of the full package available.

Sample packs

and here is a link to the brochure, what you get and how much it costs (this is basically the handout from the envelope)

Winter Sports Brochure

We do need everyone’s help.

1/ Parents, please, please, please, get their kids to the ground on time. The schedule is tight, 10 mins per team, and late comers make it very difficult to keep things going. Some kids will need to rush off to make their game time at other grounds.

2/ Check the Team Envelope on the day for correct spelling, and preferred names. This is extremely important as the envelope is key to getting it right. There’s also lots of kids out there who go by different names to what’s on the rego sheet. Understandably this is very important to a lot of people, so please check, and then you know it will be right.

3/ There is no need to collect before photo day. Bring your money on photo day and give to the team manager. If you bring the correct money it will help.

Any questions let me know.



Home games cancelled for the weekend. Photo schedule has been updated to accomodate



Team Playing Photos
U6 Blue Sat 8:30 Tarra 7:00
U6 Green Sat 8:30 Tarra 7:10
U6 White Sat 8:30 Tarra 7:20
U6 Yellow Sat 8:30 Tarra 7:30
U7 Green Sat 8:30 Bellambi 7:40
U7 White Sat 8:30 Bellambi 7:50
U10 White Sat 10:20 Kiama 8:00
U8 Green Sat 9:25 Berkley 8:10
U9 Green Sat 9:25 Bally 8:20
U14 div 3 Sat 9:35 Home 8:30
U12 Girls Sun 8:30 Shellharbour 8:40
U7 Blue Sat 10:00 Bellambi 8:50
U9 White Sat 10:20 Lakelands 9:00
U7 Yellow Sat 10:00 Bellambi 9:10
U12 Sat 10:50 Woonona 9:20
U7 Red Sat 8:30 Bellambi 9:40
U8 White Sat 8:30 Berkley 10:00
U8 Yellow Sat 8:30 Bally 10:10
U13 girls Fri 7:20pm Home 10:20
U13 Sat 8:30 Unanderra 10:30
U10 Green Sat 11:55 Fernhill 10:40
U18 Girls Sun 8:30 Figgy 10:50
U14 div 2 Sat 9:35 Warlla 11:00
Friday Night
U16 Sun 08:30 Dapto 4:30