Sad News, but high hopes.Dec 6th 1:23PM
For those that may not have heard, it has been a sad week for all associated with the club. 2 of our family are currently in hospital, due to unfortunate events.
We would like to pass on our thoughts and prayers to Sharon & Rob Dimech and all their family and friends. Damien had a cardiac arrest at home earlier this week. Brother, Brad did a heroic job in contacting 000 and remembering his first aid training, conducted CPR until paramedics arrived, which has ultimately saved Damien's life. Damien remains in hospital and we wish him a speedy and full recovery.
We also pass our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Adam Smith, who was involved in a serious head on collision earlier in the week. He sustained numerous injuries, including a broken femur, elbow, cheekbone, along with cuts and bruising. He has since woken from an induced coma and continues to make steady progress.
If you are intending or wanting to visit either or both of the boys, but don't know where they are and don't have the relevant contact numbers, please contact Ronnie or Jason and they may be able to pass on those numbers.
As we enter the festive season, prepare to enjoy our holidays and spend quality time with our loved ones, please spare a thought for the families of Damien and Smithy, as they are also a part of our Roxy Family.
All the best to you Damien and Adam. Get yourselves better quickly!
Junior Registration Day / Christmas GatheringNov 8th 1:16PM
The club will be hosting a junior registration day, christmas gathering on Sunday the 24th November. It will be from 12 midday onwards at the bottom change rooms. There will be a BBQ and the drawing of the christmas raffle / toy hamper raffle. If you check out a previous post, you will see the huge hamper with a great variety of toys. If you haven't obtained a ticket, come down on the day and grab some tickets, prior to the draw. Hope to see you there on the day for a catch up.
Under 14's & 16's TrainingNov 8th 12:36PM
Training for the under 14's and 16's has been organised and will be ---
14's beginning Thurs 14/11 5pm at Good Samaritan Oval and will also be training Sundays 12.30pm at Lakeside Reserve bottom oval.
16's begin on Wed 13/11 at Good Samaritan Oval and will also be training Sundays 11am at Lakeside Reserve bottom oval.
ALL TEAMS ARE GETTING STARTED EARLY TO BE PREPARED FOR THE CHALLENGE AHEAD IN 2014.
ARE YOU ON BOARD??
More Training NewsNov 7th 11:20AM
As per the previous information regarding the under 12's training, the under 10's will be following suit and also getting in early with some training sessions prior to the christmas break. Training will be 5pm to 6pm, beginning on Friday the 15th November at the Good Samaritan oval, which will hopefully make it easier for those with children in both age groups. For those that may be attending for the first time, you can get to the carpark via Corona Place, off Southern Cross Drive.
WHAT’S HAPPENING??Nov 4th 2:01PM
Well season 2013 is done and dusted and preparations for 2014 are already well underway.
After the disappointment of the seniors just missing out on finals for 2103, it’s great to see the boys are leaving no stone unturned to ensure there is no repeat in 2014. A large group have not stopped training and have been getting together a couple of times a week either at the oval or at the gym.
The club can is proud to announce the new senior coach for 2014 is Paul Derrick, who comes to us with great coaching credentials, a great record and reputation from the Northern Football League. We wish Paul luck and are certainly hoping this success continues with us at Roxy Park FC. Let’s all get behind him and strive to achieve the first of many premiership flags.
With the new coach on board and the boys already firing up for 2014, official preseason training will begin on Monday the 11th November at the bottom oval. Be there at 5.45pm for a 6pm sharp start.
The juniors are also getting ready to fire up for a serious attack on 2014.
The under 12’s will be having a few training sessions before the Christmas holidays and will be training at the Good Samaritan oval at 5.30pm on Fridays beginning the 15th November.
The other juniors will also be starting training very soon. As soon as the dates are confirmed you will be informed via email or text. If the club does not have your details please check the About Us menu on this site and contact Ron McGill, or watch this space.
2013 SEASON REVIEWNov 4th 1:20PM
2013 SEASON REVIEW
Although there may have been a prolonged delay with updates on here, that’s not to say there’s been nothing going on around the club. Quite the contrary in fact. It was mentioned just recently, that some can’t understand why nothing has been put on here of late. Please understand that we all have paid jobs, families and a lot of time is also spent doing other things for the club. As much as we’d love to get on here and keep you abreast of all the goings on, as they occur, it is not possible.
So once again we are in the middle of the off season after a big 2013 season. While things didn’t necessarily go to plan for this season and while there are some reasons for that, we’d prefer not to make excuses. It is also fair to say there is still a lot of upside. Although the seniors may have missed the finals by 1 damned point, the reserves and under 18’s once again made the finals. The reserves unfortunately went out in week 1 and the 18’s getting knocked out in the Preliminary. A big upside for the season was the amount of boys that stepped up from the reserves last year and played good consistent senior football in 2013. Another big positive was the senior debuts of 3 of the clubs standout juniors. Adam Peric from the Under 18’s and Jaidyn ‘Lloydy’ Caruana and Matt Walker from the Under 16’s. Not only did they debut, they more than held their own and played some great football that belied their ages.
As everyone is aware Joel Ferguson has decided not to continue coaching the club in 2014 and beyond. The club would like to thank Joel for his service over the past 2 seasons and wishes him all the best for the future.
The club also congratulates the 2013 B&F winners;
Seniors - 1st Ben Stone, 2nd Adrian Mackinnon, 3rd Justin Blackley
Reserves - 1st Kirk D’Silva, 2nd Aaron Szwedyc, 3rd Jordan Ashby
18’s – 1st Brock Heathcote, 2nd Nathan McConville, 3rd Brad Dimech
Onto the juniors and once again it was a long year for some of the teams, but to their credit they never gave in and kept battling away all the way to the end. This will hold them in good stead moving onto 2014. Both the under 10 and under 14 division 2 sides were lucky enough to get into the finals, but unfortunately both lost their first finals. Both under 10 teams proved how things can turn around quickly from year to year, as neither side had won more than 2 or 3 games in total over the previous few seasons, yet this year one side made finals and the division 5 side also won several games.
Congratulations to all of our junior up and coming stars that won awards this season.
A big thankyou from the club, to all the boys, both seniors and juniors that wore the jumper this season, played with terrific spirit and sportsmanship all year.
Also, a big thankyou to all the coaches and parents that gave up their time to help out, even, if was in some small way. Without this help, the boys wouldn’t get to play the best game in the world and put on a show for us every week.