News, Views And The Weekend Preview

It finally feels like the football season is starting this week, with all our club in action in one way or another.

The draw for the next round of the FFA cup was made. Rockingham City will host Gosnells City with Mandurah City are also at home to NPL side Cockburn City. These games will be played week commencing Monday 26th April.

Rockingham City finally play their first home league game of the season, when they take on Armadale in the NPL. Kick off at 3pm at Lark Hill.

Rocky are also in need of a qualified sports trainer to work with them. For more information or apply, please contact club president Lisa at President@rcfc.net.au

Meanwhile in the junior section, Rockingham City FC have partnered with Elite Football Pathway to establish RockyRoos, an Elite youth development program that will run every Saturday for 8 weeks inline with school term at SafeRad Stadium, Lark Hill. Suitable for ages 5-8 and 9-12 years.Places are strictly limited, with discounts available to registered RCFC MinRoos. Term 2 dates have just dropped ( Sat 1st May – Sat 19th June) so get in fast.Registration and payment link here –https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/147724496947 Qualified Coaches, running structured sessions at a great price!

The other game happening on Saturday afternoon is the state league clash between Mandurah City and Forrestfield United. These two teams have had a good rivalry in the past and play for the Ben Nowak cup. This will also be the Dolphins first home game of the season and hope to improve on last weeks league defeat.

Meanwhile, Mandurah player John Baird is running an Easter holiday camp for juniors. Working with his Football Star Academy, these holiday camp programs are the perfect way to keeping your child active and playing football during the holidays. The Football Star Academy FUN holiday camps are designed for children after a more relaxed, fun approach to football. These football (soccer) holiday camps are fun, action packed full of games and player stations. Suitable for both boys and girls and for ages 5-16 years old. No previous football experience required. For more information or to register, visit https://sportstaracademy.com/football/programs/clinic?id=8456

We start off Sunday’s action with the Women’s State League. Port Kennedy kick of their league campaign with a home game against Stirling Macedonia. This game kicks off at 11.15 and please remember, PK are now playing their home games at Lark Hill, using the hocky facilities.

Mandurah City’s Women’s State League team are in action at 3pm. The Dolphinette’s are at home to Sorrento.

Peel United kick off their season in the Amateur division 1 with a home game against East Perth. Games between these two sides are usually highly entertaining and produce some good football. The reserves kick off at 12.45 while the first team kick off at 3pm at Bortolo Park.

Port Kennedy amateurs are also in division 1 action when the play host to Stirling Panthers. The reserves kick off at 12.45 and the first team at 3pm at the Hockey facility at Lark Hill.

Mandurah City amateur team travel to Noranda City in their division 2 clash.

Baldivis amateurs play host to Bassendean Caledonian in their division 3 game.

Finally, Rockingham City are at home to Brooklands in their division 4 game on Sunday.

There are plenty of other games in the metro competitions, too many to list, however, there are some local derbies being played.

In the Women’s Metro South Division 2, Baldivis v Mandurah City , kick off 11am at the Baldivis Sports Facility.

The Mens Metro South Division 1, Rockingham United v Baldivis, kick off 2pm at Laurie Stanford Reserve.

Masters South Division 2, Rockingham United v Mandurah City, kick off 1pm at Laurie Stanford Reserve.

Don’t forget, if you have any match reports, please send them into us and we will publish them. Always good to read on how your team got on.

Good luck to all teams this weekend.

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