Round 4 Newsletter


It was great to see our 4 under 6 Teams playing their first games on Cawley Park on Saturday morning. The future looks bright for our Club with great skill and sporting behaviour displayed by all players. Full credit to the coaches for the way teams are being coached and playing and it was pleasing to see all players having so much fun!

RVJFC Under 9’s Team marches in WBRSL Anzac Day march

Our under 9 team have done the Club proud again this week by representing the Club in the Woonona Bulli R.S.L Anzac Day march. Thank you and well done to all players, parents and coaches and manager for their participation in such an important event.

If you have any news to report on any of the Teams please feel free to email thru for inclusion in the newsletter.

Club Merchandise Sales

Great to see Tony Maddox our equipment officer taking plenty of orders for our range of club merchandise last Saturday morning. With the weather cooling down now is the time to look at our range Club jackets and beanies and also this year with the help of Jen Bray our new Club Scarf which can be purchased at the canteen for the low price of $8.00!! See flyer in newsletter for full range of Club gear and all enquiries can be made to Tony Maddox on 0418419821 or at


RVJFC 11.3 vs. Warilla

The Under 11.3 side put in another solid performance to record a 7-1 away win against a determined Warilla Team. Warilla Team won 4th division last year and in doing so were promoted to 3rd division this year. They provided stiff opposition but were outplayed by a free flowing and fluent Russell Vale team. The Coach was pretty happy with the way the team played and the manner in which goals were scored and shared amongst the Team.

RVJFC 11.4 vs. Wollongong

The team lost 3-1 in a close match on Saturday morning at Wollongong. The Team is back playing at Cawley Park this weekend which will be their first match at home.

RVJFC 13.1 vs. Balgownie

The 13.1 boys played well and were unlucky not to win against the division 1 Runners Up from last year. They held the lead for all but the final 2 minutes off the match where Balgownie scored off a corner to tie the game up at 1-1. It was a good performance against a quality Team and will give the team confidence moving forward.

RVJFC 13.1G vs Balgownie.

The girls went down 2-0 in a tight match at Cawley Park on Sunday morning. The Team had plenty of scoring opportunities in the first half but were unable to convert whilst Balgownie did with their limited opportunities in the second half.

RVJFC Under 15.2G vs. Oak Flats

The girls played their best game of the season and in the end were unlucky to go down 2-0. It was 0-0 at half time and we were unlucky not too put one of our chances in the back of the net. To Oak flats credit when they got a few opportunities in the second half they converted, however the score line was not indicative of how close the match was. With a few key positional changes this week working well the next few games should see the best from the girls as our season proper kicks off next round.


Luke Kerr Gala Day

We have our Luke Kerr under 8 Gala Day coming up on Sunday 6th May. This is always a big day and we have had over 20 teams play in this over the last few years. We already have 19 teams confirmed and this number is sure to grow by weeks end. If the family is looking for a great day out, come down to Cawley Park and experience one of the best gala days the Illawarra has to offer.

Team Photos

Official Club Team photos have been booked for Saturday 12th May. The committee will put out a schedule of times etc. during the week and send it thru to all coaches and managers so event can run as smoothly as possible on the day. Confirmation of times will take place at our Committee Meeting on Tuesday 1st May and then info will be sent out in the days afterwards.

Under 13.1s playing at Balls Paddock Saturday 5th May

Our under 13 division 1 Team have been invited to play a curtain raiser to the Bulli Youth and Premier league games this Saturday at Balls Paddock. This is a great opportunity for the Team to play on one of the best grounds the Illawarra has to offer and it should be a great day of football. Our game kicks off at 11.00am and it would be great to see a good turnout of Russell Vale families to support our Team as they take on a tough Wollongong outfit. Thanks to Garry Luyten for organising game and

Under 6’s playing at Balls Paddock Saturday 5th May

Our under 6 players have been invited to play a game at half time in the Illawarra Premier League clash at Bulli on Saturday afternoon at 2pm It is another great opportunity offered to our Club and with the 13’s and under 6’s playing the day will have a strong Russell Vale feel about it.

Good luck to both age groups and enjoy the experience!


The Round 4 draw is on the website. Most team’s draws are now on the FSC website which you can find via a link on our club website


Ground duty on Saturday morning will be structured the following way:

7.30am- 10.00am Under 11.4’s Set up main field plus BBQ/ Canteen/ Ground Marshall etc.)

10.00am- 12.30pm under 11.3’s BBQ/ Canteen? Ground Marshall etc.)

Under 10’s to set up and pull down under 10 field.

Under 9’s to set up and pull down under 9 field.

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 will be sent to all Coaches and Managers over the coming days.


Michael Benn

RVJFC President.

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