NEWSLETTER ROUND 7
We had another huge amount of football at Cawley Park over the weekend. We had a few highlights over the weekend and one would of had to of been the U8 hub on Saturday where the canteen had its biggest single day in years!! Thanks to our under 8 parents and other parents from other teams who helped out on this day and contributed to the result! Days like these reinforce how important duty days are for teams to junior sporting clubs like ours. Our Committee is determined to keep our registration fees the lowest in the district and we can only achieve this with all families contributing to days like these. Remember the more parents/ supporters that help out on their nominated Ground duty the easier the day becomes for everyone!!
The other highlight off the weekend was our 13.1 side winning their first round State Cup game at Kemps Creek up in Sydney on Sunday morning. Garry the Team manager has put together an outstanding match report that you can find a little further on in the newsletter.
One downside from the weekend was our canteen was broken into on Sunday night. Thankfully we don’t keep any cash and keep stock to a minimum so there was minimal impact. One thing that we have had to change for security purposes was to lower the grill that sits over the roller shutter in the canteen. The impact will be that food/ money will have to be exchanged through the grill not under the grill as has been the case in the past. Thanks to Tony Maddox for assisting with the repositioning of grill.
A Hat trick of victories for the Smart family
Saturday was a massive day for the Smart family on the weekend. Angus, Finlay and then dad Steve all recorded victories on the 1 day in what was a fantastic family feat! Angus’s under 11 team got the ball rolling with the first victory at 8.30am and then Finlay’s under 8 team secured the 2nd victory. Dad Steve wrapped up the 3rd and final victory for the family with a well-earned victory in the over 35’s the last game of the day at Cawley park. Well done guys and great to see the Russell Vale spirit alive and well in the Smart household!! All 3 teams were well supported by Nan, Pop and mum Brooke when they weren’t on bbq or in canteen!
If you/ your family or your team has any interesting story’s such as this one please feel free to send it thru to team manager or coach who can then forward it onto to myself for inclusion in newsletter.
Cawley Park action this weekend
We have another massive weekend of Football coming up at Cawley Park this weekend. The following matches are scheduled over the weekend so if you are looking for something to do with the family over the weekend, come down and cheer on another of the mighty Russell Vale Cobra Teams!
FRIDAY NIGHT 6.00PM: RVJFC U13.1G VS BALGOWNIE
7.10PM: RVJFC U15.2G VS FIGTREE
SATURDAY MORNING 8.30AM: RVJFC 13.1 VS DAPTO
9.40AM: RVJFC 11.4 VS KIAMA
11.20AM: RVJFC U9’S VS HELENSBURGH
PLUS THE UNDER 6 HUB
SUNDAY MORNING 8.30AM: RVJFC 13.1 VS HELENSBURGH
9.40AM: RVJFC 11.4 VS FIGTREE
RESULTS FROM COMPETITION TEAMS ROUND 6
RVJFC 11.3 vs. UNANDERRA
RVJFC 2 vs. Unanderra 1
The Team played the only other undefeated team in their division and came away with a well-earned victory. Their passing game was on song particularly in the first half and then they did enough in the second half to earn the points. For Coach Shaun’s full match report- visit our website www.rvjfc.com.au
RVJFC 11.4 vs. CORRIMAL
RVJFC 3 vs. Corrimal 0
The Team had one of their best wins off the year against a spirited and well drilled Corrimal outfit. The team played well in the first half but really put on a quality exhibition of football in the second half. Coach Steve was very pleased with the performance and that now takes them to 3 wins in a row and well entrenched in the top 4!
RVJFC 13.1 vs. BALGOWNIE
RVJFC 0 vs. Balgownie 0
The boys played out a scrappy 0-0 draw with Balgownie on Friday night. Bally played a very defensive game and thwarted many attacking raids from the RV team and they would have been very happy to come away with a result like that against our boys.
STATE CUP MATCH REPORT
The U13 div 1 side entered into this year’s State Cup Competition which is a knockout tournament with teams participating from across the FNSW region. The team that enter are a mix of division 1 sides from the Sydney associations and some rep teams from country areas. As a traditional cup competition once you lose you are out of the tournament. Last year in the u12 group the boys won the first game, before being knocked out against a very strong Glenmore Park outfit.
This year in round 1 the boys were pitched against last year’s Grand finalist, AC United, who hail from the Southern Districts Association. AC United are currently leading the Southern District Competition and they play against teams the calibre of Marconi on a weekly basis. Without putting too much emphasis on it was certainly going to be a difficult game for the boys when in recent weeks they have been struggling for some form.
The boys have been playing some good football and it was evident throughout this match, even though there were obviously under the pump for much of the match they maintained their composure and stayed true to the way they have been taught by Julio, trying hard to keep possession and play a passing game. Right on the half time whistle Matty D had a shot which their GK spilt and our assassin, Sam Miranda, pounced to get us a goal up.
Rather than shut up shop the boys continued to play football throughout the game which was extremely pleasing. What was even more pleasing was the way they maintained their composure as the opposition lost theirs, with a yellow card being produced towards the end of the game.
Jack, Dean, Sam M and Ryan played up front and made the most of the ball when it came their way. Matty D, Jai, Ruben and Mark worked tirelessly in midfield against some really big, solid, opposition. As expected, the back line of Sam L, Wilson, Jacob, Lachlan and TK were truly outstanding under immense pressure. Special mention to Wilson and his parents for leaving Orange at 5:00am to get to the ground on time, many thanks.
Of course the mentions would not be complete without a shout out to our Goalie, Braeden “Stretch” Kudos, for putting in a faultless display. As ever, cool as a cucumber, and even when we were obviously under pressure looking for opportunities to distribute the ball through the backs, rather than bashing it forward.
Well done boys, the effort has paid off.
RVJFC 13.1G vs. COLDALE
RVJFC 0 vs. Coledale 1
The girls’ team were unlucky to go down 1-0 as they had numerous opportunities but were unable to capitalise on them. Coach Martin will have them ready to make amends this week when they are back at home on Friday night in the first game of a double header with the under 15girls.
RVJFC 15.2G vs. OAK FLATS
RVJFC 0 vs. Oak Flats 2
Like the 13 girls team- we had numerous opportunities especially in the second half but could not convert. The positive was that whilst the girls didn’t play their best soccer in the first half they came out strong in the second and could of came away with a win with a bit more luck.
RV VIPERS vs. WOONONA
RVJFC 0 VS WOONONA 3
The ladies are continuing to improve and their first win isn’t too far away. The match was a very close affair and the score line was not indicative of how close it actually was. There were some good passages of attack and the defence is getting stronger each and every week. Great to see another big crowd down there to support the Team! For Team manager Renae’s full match report go to our website at www.rvjfc.com.au
Club Trivia Night
The Committee is in the early stages of organising a Club Trivia night to be held at the Woonona Bowling Club in late July. As details are confirmed we will advertise night and it would be great to see a big turnout for a great social night out!
ROUND 7 DRAW
The Round 7 draw is on the website. Most team’s draws are now on the FSC website which you can access via a link on our club website.
ROUND 7 GROUND DUTY SATURDAY MORNING
Ground duty (Canteen/ BBQ/ Ground marshall etc.) this week will be completed by the under 6 parents.
Under 13.1’s are asked to set up main field and have 2 ground marshals in yellow vests
Under 11.4’s are asked to pull down nets etc. and have 2 ground marshals in yellow vests.
Coach/ Managers will be sending out rosters etc. to be filled and please remember that it is all parents responsibility to assist with ground duties when it is their nominated times/ days. It is a small amount of time in the context of the whole season and your assistance and involvement will be much appreciated.
A ground duty plan for the full year was approved by the Committee at Club Meeting on Tuesday 1st May and has sent to all Coaches and Managers for implementation.